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Troels Harmark

Associate Professor at NBI, Nordita Corresponding Fellow
Field of research:
High-Energy Physics
Postal address
AlbaNova Univ. Center
Troels Harmark
Hannes Alfvéns väg 12
SE-106 91 Stockholm


Troels Harmark received his PhD from the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen in August 2001. In September 2001 he joined the String Theory group at Harvard University that had granted him a postdoctoral fellowship. In September 2003 he started an Assistant Professor position at the High-Energy Theory and Theoretical Cosmology group at the Niels Bohr Institute payed by a 3-year grant from the Danish Research Foundation, and subsequently he continued a new 3-year grant from the Carlsberg Foundation as Research Associate Professor. He joined Nordita in October 2009 for a 5-year Assistant Professor position.

Troels' research is focused on aspects of black holes, string theory and the AdS/CFT correspondence. He has made various contributions to the field of higher-dimensional black holes, including the characterization of them and finding a new effective description of black holes that also has applications to the study of various types of phase transitions in strongly coupled quantum field theories via the AdS/CFT correspondence. He has a long-standing independent research programme devoted to finding a quantum mechanical description of black holes via the AdS/CFT correspondence. Finally, he has made contributions to the field of integrability of the spectrum of strings in the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Currently Troels has several active collaborations with scientists in Barcelona, Copenhagen, Crete, Durham, Perugia and Stockholm. In particular he has a strong connection to the High-Energy Theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen. He is a co-organizer of the 2012 Nordita workshop program "The Holographic Way: String Theory, Gauge Theory and Black Holes".

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