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Robert C. Myers Theoretical Physicist

Robert C. Myers’ 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

T. Faulkner, M. Guica, T. Hartman, R.C. Myers et al, ''Gravitation from Entanglement in Holographic CFTs'' JHEP 1403 (2014) 051 [arXiv:1312.7856 [hep-th]]

H. Casini et al, "Towards a derivation of holographic entanglement entropy," JHEP, vol. 05, pp. 036, 2011.

E.J. Copeland et al, "Cosmic F and D strings," JHEP, vol. 06, pp. 013, 2004.

R.C. Myers, "Dielectric branes," JHEP, vol. 12, pp. 022, 1999.

R.C. Myers and M.J. Perry, "Black holes in higher dimensional space-times," Ann. Phys. vol. 172, no. 2, pp. 304-347, Dec. 1986.



Associate Fellow Gravity & the Extreme Universe


Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


PhD (Physics) Princeton University

MA (Physics) Princeton University

BSc (Applied Physics) University of Waterloo



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