Dominik Neuenfeld

My research focuses on various aspects of quantum gravity, mostly inspired by the AdS/CFT correspondence. Recently, a new method to compute the Page curve for an evaporating black hole was proposed -- the "island formula". Together with various collaborators, I am investigating how the island formula is realized in doubly holographic scenarios within AdS/CFT. Holographic duality between gravity and some quantum mechanical dual theory is much less understood in asymptotically flat spacetimes. I am interested in using the flat space limit of AdS/CFT and flat space scattering theory to construct realizations of holography in asymptotically Minkowski spacetimes.
  • 2019 - 2022 Perimeter Insititute, Postdoctoral fellow
  • It From Qubit Fellowship
  • Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, UBC
  • Norman H. Benson Award, UBC
  • D. Neuenfeld, Homology conditions for RT surfaces in double holography, Class.Quant.Grav. 39 (2022) 7, arXiv: 2105.01130
  • H. Z. Chen, R. C. Myers, D. Neuenfeld, I. A. Reyes, J. Sandor, Quantum Extremal Islands Made Easy, Part II: Black Holes on the Brane, JHEP 12 (2020), 025, arXiv: 2010.00018
  • H. Z. Chen, R. C. Myers, D. Neuenfeld, I. A. Reyes, J. Sandor, Quantum Extremal Islands Made Easy, Part I: Entanglement on the Brane, JHEP 10 (2020), 166, arXiv: 2006.04851
  • E. Hijano, D. Neuenfeld, Soft photon theorems from CFT Ward identites in the flat limit of AdS/CFT, JHEP 11 (2020), 009, arXiv: 2005.03667
  • S. Cooper, D. Neuenfeld, M. Rozali, D. Wakeham, Brane dynamics from the first law of entanglement, JHEP 03 (2020), 023, arXiv: 1912.05746
  • J. H. Lee, D. Neuenfeld, A. Shukla, Bounds on gravitational brane couplings and tomography in AdS3​ black hole microstates, arXiv: 2206.06511
  • D. Neuenfeld, The Dictionary for Double Holography and Graviton Masses in d Dimensions, arXiv: 2104.02801
  • "Bounds on gravitational brane couplings and tomography in AdS3 black hole microstates", Amsterdam Strings Workshop, University of Amsterdam
  • "Bounds on gravitational brane couplings and tomography in AdS3 black hole microstates", Reconstructing the Gravitational Hologram with Quantum Information Workshop, Galileo Galilei Institute, Florence
  • "Constraining couplings of end-of-the-world branes", Qubits on the Horizon 2 Workshop, Aruba
  • "Constraining couplings of end-of-the-world branes", Mitchell Institute Seminar, Texas A&M University
  • "Homology constraints in Double Holography and the Semi-Classical Approximation", Workshop on Gravitational Emergence in AdS/CFT, Banff International Research Station
  • GQFI-UGent-WST Seminar, Max Planck Institute Potsdam, University of Gent, University of Warsaw
  • "Homology Constraints in Double Holography and the Nature of Semi-Classical Gravity", Theory Seminar, CERN
  • "Mapping Entropies and Operators in Double Holography", It From Qubit Seminar
  • "Understanding the Relation between Semi-Classical Gravity and Quantum Gravity through Double Holography", 5th International Conference on Holography, String Theory and Discrete Approach
  • "Comments on the S-matrix and the asymptotic Hilbert Space of QED", Institute for Advanced Study
  • "Quantum extremal Islands made easy", Lecture at Island Hopping 2020, CERN
  • "Quantum extremal Islands made easy", Conference Talk at Strings2020, YITP, Kyoto
  • "Quantum extremal Islands made easy", Seminar at University van Amsterdam
  • "Soft photon theorems from CFT Ward identites in the flat limit of AdS/CFT", Talk at the virtual congress of the Canadian Association of Physicists, Hamilton
  • "Soft photon theorems from CFT Ward identites in the flat limit of AdS/CFT", Seminar at UBC, Vancouver
  • "Asymptotic states and Hilbert spaces in four dimensional scattering with massless particles", Talk at S-matrix Bootstrap workshop, ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo
  • "Quantum information in scattering, IR divergences and asymptotic states", Talk at Quantum Information and String Theory 2019, YITP, Kyoto