Daniel Harlow is an assistant professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2012, and prior to joining MIT, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and Harvard University.
Harlow’s research is focused on understanding black holes and cosmology, viewed through the lens of quantum field theory and quantum gravity. He is one of the discoverers of the new connection between holography and quantum error correction, and, together with It from Qubit director Patrick Hayden, he initiated the application of computational complexity theory to black hole physics. He is also interested in the symmetry properties of quantum field theory and quantum gravity, in particular the structure of conformal field theories and the phases of gauge theories.