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Veronika Hubeny

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Veronika Hubeny is a theoretical physicist, currently a Professor in the Department of Physics at University of California, Davis. She is one of the founding members of the Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP). She received her Ph.D. in Physics in 2001 from the University of California Santa Barbara, held a postdoctoral research position at Stanford University (and at the University of California Berkeley for a few months) followed by a Professorial position in Durham University in the UK, before joining the faculty at UC Davis in 2015.

Prof. Hubeny’s research interests lie mainly in areas of string theory and quantum gravity. Hoping to elucidate the fundamental nature of spacetime, she is particularly fascinated by ‘holographic dualities’ which describe higher-dimensional gravitational theory by a lower-dimensional non-gravitational one. Much of her work involves deeper understanding of black holes within this context, and their mysterious links to quantum information theory.

Prof. Hubeny is an International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG) Fellow. She is a member of the ISGRG International Committee as well as a number of advisory/scientific committees. She has served as a Co-Chair of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Advisory Board, Chair of the Scientific Organizing Committee for the 23rd International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR23), Co-convener for the Snowmass process, Coordinator for two 3-month KITP programs, Organizer of Aspen Center for Physics summer workshops, Organizer of Theoretical Advanced Study Institute (TASI) summer school, and an External School Director for the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Spring School.

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Positions Held

General Member, 2021 – current