Sabrina Pasterski

Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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Overview

Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski (PhD Harvard University, 2019) is a high energy theorist who joined the Perimeter faculty in 2021 after completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Princeton Centre for Theoretical Science. Her research prior to joining PI includes discovering infinite dimensional symmetry enhancements of the S-matrix, a new observable memory effect in gravity, and a framework for generalizing these features of infrared physics to other theories. As the founder and principal investigator of our new Celestial Holography Initiative, she is leading a team of amplitudes, mathematical physics, and quantum gravity researchers in a concerted effort to tackle the problem of uniting our understanding of spacetime with quantum theory by encoding our universe as a hologram.

Sabrina is part of our Quantum Fields and Strings group as well as founder and the Principal Investigator of our Celestial Holography Initiative (CHI). She is the Lead Coordinator for Strings 2023.
  • Princeton-Perimeter Institute joint appointment, Princeton
  • Celestial Holography Initiative Founder, Chicago
  • Procter & Gamble Women in STEM Spokesperson, NYC
  • PCTS Post-Doc with Principal Investigator Privileges, Princeton
  • DE Shaw Futures Analyst, NYC
  • The Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature PhD candidate, Harvard
  • CERN MIT-CMS, Geneva
  • Boeing Phantom Works aeronautical engineer, Huntington Beach
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center intern, Port Canaveral
  • Blue Origin intern, Kent
  • Sabrina Aircraft Manufacturing Founder, Chicago
  • 2022 Perimeter Research Initiative funding (CA$900,000)
  • 2021 Sam B. Treiman Fellowship ($83,000)
  • 2021 Brown University Research funding ($700,000 declined)
  • 2019 IMSA Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award
  • 2018 Genius100 Membership
  • 2018 TIME Inc. InStyle Badass Woman
  • 2018 Discovery Canada's International Women's Day Honoree
  • 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 (Judge)
  • 2017 Royal Keynote, Amsterdam
  • 2017 Diplomatic Reception in Honor of Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, American Physicist, Spaso House, Moscow
  • 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con Headliner
  • 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 (All Star)
  • 2016 Young Women's Honors Genius Award
  • 2016 MIT Physics 'Rising Star' Award
  • 2015 Hertz Foundation Fellowship ($250,000)
  • 2015 National Science Foundation Fellowship ($150,000)
  • 2015 Forbes 30 under 30 (Science)
  • 2014 Harvard Smith Fellowship ($50,000)
  • 2013 European Physical Society High Energy and Particle Physics Prize (MIT-CMS)
  • 2013 MIT Physics Orloff Scholarship Award (highest graduating GPA)
  • 2013 Harvard James Mills Peirce Fellowship ($18,000)
  • 2013 MIT Fellowship ($50,000 declined)
  • 2013 Harvard Purcell Fellowship ($50,000)
  • 2012 Lindau-Nobel Young Researcher
  • 2012 Scientific American 30 under 30
  • 2011 MIT Freshman Entrepreneurship Award
  • 2010 Illinois Aviation Trades Association Industry Achievement Award
  • 2010 Illinois All-State Academic Team 'Top of the World' Scholar Award
  • S Mizera, S Pasterski, Celestial Geometry, JHEP, 2204.02505
  • L Donnay, S Pasterski, A Puhm, Goldilocks Modes and the Three Scattering Bases, JHEP, 2202.11127
  • S Pasterski, H Verlinde, Mapping SYK to the Sky, JHEP, 2201.05054
  • S Pasterski, H Verlinde, Chaos in Celestial CFT, JHEP, 2201.01630
  • S Pasterski, M Pate, A Raclariu, Celestial Holography, Snowmass, 2111.11392
  • Y Pano, S Pasterski, A Puhm, Conformally Soft Fermions, JHEP, 2108.11422
  • S Pasterski, Lectures on Celestial Amplitudes, EPJC, 2108.04801
  • S Pasterski, A Comment on Loop Corrections to the Celestial Stress Tensor, 2205.10901
  • S Pasterski, A Shorter Path to Celestial Currents, 2201.06805
  • Celestial Holography (GR23 Beijing) https://gr23beijing.scimeeting.cn/en/web/applicants-list/12114
  • Themes in Celestial CFT (SUSY 2022 Ioannina) https://youtu.be/PoIt42V7uYQ
  • Mining Celestial Symmetries (Harvard) https://physicsgirl.com/mcs.pdf
  • Loop Corrections to the Celestial Stress Tensor (King's College London) https://physicsgirl.com/p5.pdf
  • Revisiting the Flat Space Hologram (ICTS Bengaluru) https://youtu.be/IsEKiXZr5hY
  • Celestial Geometry meets Celestial Currents (UCLA) https://physicsgirl.com/ucla.pdf
  • A Shorter Path to Celestial Currents (McGill) https://youtu.be/TgYgP1xS36A
  • Goldilocks Modes and the Three Scattering Bases (UC Davis) https://physicsgirl.com/goldilocks.pdf
  • Sabrina's Celestial Almanac (Princeton) https://physicsgirl.com/sca.pdf
  • SHEP Friday Seminar (Southampton) https://www.hep.phys.soton.ac.uk/events/B325
  • An Invitation to Celestial Amplitudes (DAMTP colloquium) https://youtu.be/PnFEutuZTs8
  • Harnessing Symmetry in a Celestial Basis (SLAC) https://theory.slac.stanford.edu/events/month/grid/2021-09-01
  • Fun with Celestial Dressings: Harbingers of Chaos, Heralds of Symmetry (Edinburgh) https://youtu.be/AZtTEv9jIKo
  • Celestial Pyramids (Corfu) https://youtu.be/gmUqWrmgsTw
  • Diamonds, Dressings, Shockwaves & Chaos (Harvard) https://physicsgirl.com/ddsc.pdf
  • PIRSA:22030018, Chaos in Celestial CFT, 2022-03-09, Quantum Fields and Strings
  • PIRSA:21020004, Prospects in Celestial Holography , 2021-02-10, Colloquium
  • PIRSA:18100085, Superrotations and Flat Space Holography, 2018-10-30, Quantum Fields and Strings