Donald Marolf is a professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was an associate professor at Syracuse University until 2003. Marolf obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. His awards include an NSF CAREER Award and fellowship in both the American Physical Society and the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation.
Marolf’s research focuses on classical and quantum gravity, especially as related to black holes and gauge/gravity duality. Primary goals involve resolving the black hole information problem and better understanding the holographic bulk/boundary dictionary. The latter includes studies of holographic entropy as well as characterizations of gauge theory states dual to exotic bulk wormholes having either multiple boundaries or complicated internal topology.