Robert C. Myers



  • Associate Fellow
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), Princeton University
MA (Physics), Princeton University
BSc (Applied Physics), University of Waterloo


Robert Myers is a theoretical physicist whose current research program primarily investigates various issues of understanding string theory as a theory of quantum gravity.

Much of his recent work has involved developing a better understanding of the AdS/CFT correspondence, which provides a description of quantum gravity in terms of strongly coupled quantum field theories. Currently, he is also very interested in studying the growing connections between quantum gravity and quantum information theory.


CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal, 2012

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2006

CAP/CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 2005

Herzberg Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists, 1999

Relevant Publications

Faulkner, T. et al. ''Gravitation from Entanglement in Holographic CFTs.'' arXiv:1312.7856 (2014).

Casini, H. et al. "Towards a derivation of holographic entanglement entropy." JHEP 05 (2011): 036.

Copeland, E.J. et al. "Cosmic F and D strings." JHEP 06 (2004): 013.

Myers, R.C. "Dielectric branes." JHEP 12 (1999): 022.

Myers, R.C., and M.J. Perry. "Black holes in higher dimensional space-times." Ann. Phys. 172, no. 2 (December 1986): 304–47.