Current Member

Ahmed Almheiri

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Field of Study

Quantum Field Theory

Home Institution

Institute for Advanced Study

Ahmed Almheiri is interested in understanding the connections between quantum information theory, quantum field theory, and quantum gravity. He previously worked on formulating the black hole firewall paradox and recasting AdS/CFT as a quantum error-correcting code. He is currently working on understanding what happens inside black holes.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Natural Sciences
current

Degrees

University of California - Santa Barbara
Ph.D.
2014
University of California - Santa Barbara
M.A.
2010
University of Toronto
B.Sc./B.A.
2008

Honors

2016
Distinguished Students Scholarship from The Scholarships Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs - UAE
2014
Distinguished Students Scholarship from The Scholarships Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs - UAE
2014
Lancaster Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
2008
Distinguished Students Scholarship from The Scholarships Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs - UAE
2004
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Undergraduate Scholarship

Appointments

Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholar