Javier Magán, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania
Portrait photo of Javier Magán

Javier Magán is a postdoc at University of Pennsylvania. As a member of It from Qubit, he was a postdoc at the Instituto Balseiro, Centro Atómico de Bariloche, Argentina. He received his Ph.D. at the Instituto de Física Teórica UAM-CSIC, Madrid, under the supervision of José Barbón. From 2013 to 2016, he was a postdoc at the International Institute of Physics, Natal, Brazil, and a Delta-Institute for Theoretical Physics postdoctoral fellow in Utrecht, Netherlands. His research focuses on quantum aspects of black holes, particularly in understanding how black holes relax toward equilibrium at the microscopic level, using perspectives such as information scrambling, entropy evolution and complexity dynamics. Another objective is to understand the mechanism by which the black hole geometry and its associated dynamics emerge from such microscopic behavior. More generally, he is interested in the paradigm of emergent gravity, especially in the context of AdS/CFT.

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