Lárus Thorlacius

Lárus Thorlacius


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Works at Department of Physics
Telephone 08-553 786 05
Visiting address Roslagstullsbacken 21 A, plan 5
Room A5:1057
Postal address Stockholms universitet, Fysikum 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Guest Professor Lárus Thorlacius works in the area of theoretical high-energy physics, with emphasis on string theory and quantum gravity. He has worked extensively on theoretical problems involving black holes, including the black hole information paradox. His past work also includes boundary conformal field theory, string thermodynamics, non-commutative geometry, and quantum cosmology. In recent years his main focus has been on black hole physics in the context of gauge/gravity duality, or AdS/CFT correspondence, and its application to quantum critical systems in condensed matter physics.

Lárus received his PhD from the Department of Physics at Princeton University in 1989. After post-doctoral work at Stanford University and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara he returned to Princeton as an Assistant Professor in 1995. He is a Professor of Physics at the University of Iceland since 1998 and served as the Director of Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics from 2008 to 2014. He is a Guest Professor at Stockholm University since 2014.


Last updated: March 23, 2018

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