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
  • Natural Sciences
9/2017current
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
Distinguished Students Scholarship from The Scholarships Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs - UAE 2016
Distinguished Students Scholarship from The Scholarships Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs - UAE 2014
Lancaster Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering 2014
Distinguished Students Scholarship from The Scholarships Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs - UAE 2008
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Undergraduate Scholarship 2004
Appointments
Stanford University 2014–2017 Postdoctoral Scholar