Brian Swingle is an assistant professor of physics at the University of Maryland. He did his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and held postdoctoral positions at Harvard University, Stanford University and Brandeis University.
Swingle works at the interface of the fields of quantum matter, quantum information and quantum gravity. He helped pioneer the idea that space-time can emerge from quantum entanglement and introduced the use of tensor networks in the study of quantum gravity. At present, he is interested in using tensor networks to understand black hole dynamics, specifically the way they scramble information and hide complexity. He is also working on experimental probes of information scrambling and quantum simulation of black holes in tabletop experiments.