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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. In the past few years, string theory has been the source of remarkable progress towards understanding the quantum nature of black holes. For a number of cases, a description now exists of the microphysical degrees of freedom responsible for black hole entropy. Further, it seems that the necessary tools are at hand to resolve the “black hole information paradox,” the apparent violation of unitary time evolution arising in the Hawking evaporation of black holes.


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.



Senior Fellow Cosmology & Gravity


Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


PhD (Physics) Princeton University

MA (Physics) Princeton University

BSc (Applied Physics) University of Waterloo



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