Ahmed Almheiri Receives 2022 IUPAP Early Career Scientist Award in Particles and Fields
Ahmed Almheiri, past Member (2017–22) in the School of Natural Sciences, has received a 2022 IUPAP Early Career Scientist Award in Particles and Fields “for substantial and impactful contributions to the understanding of black holes and quantum gravity, specifically related to the information paradox and its connection to quantum information theory and quantum error correction.”
Before coming to the Institute, Almheiri worked on formulating the black hole firewall paradox and recasting AdS/CFT as a quantum error-correcting code. He continued his work on quantum information theory, quantum field theory, and quantum gravity over the last five years at IAS. In 2021, Almheiri, along with current Junior Visiting Professor Geoff Penington, won the 2021 New Horizons in Physics Prize for calculating the quantum information content of a black hole and its radiation.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is a physics organization organized and run by the international physics community. Established in 1922 in Brussels with thirteen member countries, IUPAP currently has sixty members and awards numerous prizes, including the Early Career Scientist Award across several fields in physics and the Henri Abraham Award.
The IUPAP Early Career Scientist Award in Particles and Fields is awarded every two years to a pair of scholars. This year, Almheiri was awarded alongside Adi Ashkenazi of Tel Aviv University.