Matthew Headrick

Matthew Headrick

Assistant Professor
Martin Fisher School of Physics
Brandeis University

Office: Abelson 310
Office phone: 781-736-2858
E-mail: mph(at)

I am a member of the Brandeis High-Energy and Gravitational Theory Group. My research interests are in various areas of theoretical and mathematical physics, including string theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity, general relativity, geometry, quantum information theory, and statistical mechanics. My research currently focuses on the use of concepts and tools from quantum information theory, such as entanglement entropies, to better understand field theories, gravitational theories, and holographic dualities connecting them.

My work is supported by the National Science Foundation under a CAREER grant.

During the spring semester of 2014, I am teaching Physics 162b: Quantum Mechanics II. During the fall semester, I will be teaching Physics 31b: Quantum Theory II and Physics 162a: Quantum Mechanics I. If you are considering taking one of these courses, please see this note.

More about me:

Here are the slides from some talks I've given over the years: Also perhaps of interest: Finally, you may want to check out my page of incredibly useful Mathematica packages.