Philippe Sabella-Garnier


I am a postdoctoral researcher focusing on string theory at the Lorentz Institute, Leiden University. I joined the group of Koenraad Schalm and Jan Zaanen in 2016.

Academic Bio

I obtained my PhD in 2016 from the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Prof. Joanna Karczmarek.
My thesis was titled "Geometry from Quantum Mechanics: Entanglement, Energy Conditions and the Emergence of Space".

I obtained my B.Sc. (Joint Honours in Math and Physics) from McGill University in 2011.

Research interests

My research focuses mostly on the connection between quantum information (entanglement entropy and related quantities) and the structure of space-time. More specifically, I am interested in multipartite entanglement, the time evolution of entanglement entropy and constraints on bulk metrics from entanglement inequalities. In the past, I have also worked on the structure of noncommutative geometry based on matrix models.

A list of my publications can be found here.
E-mail : garnier 'at' lorentz 'dot' leidenuniv 'dot' nl