Henriette Elvang

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Henriette Elvang

Associate Professor

Office Location(s): 3428 Randall
Phone: 734.615.6408
elvang@umich.edu

  • Fields of Study
    • Theoretical High Energy Physics
  • About

    Professor Elvang works on aspects of quantum field theory, supersymmetry, gravity, and particle physics. Her research interests reside at the interface between particle physics, general relativity, and string theory. Currently, she is working on new methods for calculating scattering processes and on problems related to understanding fundamental properties of quantum field theories.

    Before joining Michigan in September 2009, Professor Elvang was a postdoctoral member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (2008-09) and a Pappalardo Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005-08). She received her Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2005.

    • NSF CAREER Award 2010-15
    • Cottrell Scholar 2013-15
    • 2014 Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education
      from the College of Literature, Science, and Arts at the University of Michigan
    • 2015 Henry Russel Award 2015 from Rackham Graduate School at the
      University of Michigan

    Selected Publications

    Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theory and Gravity, (H. Elvang and Yu-tin Huang), March 2015, Cambridge University Press, 323 pages. [preprint version:arXiv:1308.1697]

    Grassmannians for Scattering Amplitudes in 4d N=4 SYM and 3d ABJM (H. Elvang, Y. t. Huang, C. Keeler, T. Lam, T. M. Olson, S. B. Roland and D. E Speyer), Jour. High. Ener. Phys. {\bf 1412}, 181 (2014) [arXiv:1410.0621 [hep-th].

    Holography for N=2* on S4, (N. Bobev, H. Elvang, D. Z. Freedman and S. S. Pufu), Jour. High. Ener. Phys. 1407, 001 (2014) [arXiv:1311.1508 [hep-th].

    On renormalization group flows and the a-theorem in 6d, (H. Elvang, D. Z. Freedman, L.-Y. Hung, M. Kiermaier, R. C. Myers and S. Theisen), Jour. High. Ener. Phys. 1210, 011 (2012) [arXiv:1205.3994 [hep-th].

    E7(7) Constraints on Counterterms in N=8 Supergravity, (N. Beisert, H. Elvang, D. Z. Freedman, M. Kiermaier, A. Morales, S. Stieberger), Phys. Lett. B 694, 265-271 (2010) [arXiv:1009.1643 [hep-th].

    Generating Tree Amplitudes in N=4 SYM and N=8 SG, (M. Bianchi, H. Elvang, D. Z. Freedman), Jour. High. Ener. Phys. 0809:063 (2008) arXiv:0805.0757 [hep-th].

    Black Saturn, (H. Elvang, P. Figueras), Jour. High. Ener. Phys. 0705:050 (2007) [hep-th/0701035].

    Supersymmetric 4-D Rotating Black Holes from 5-D Black Rings, (H. Elvang, R. Emparan, D. Mateos, H. S. Reall), Jour. High. Ener. Phys. 0508:042 (2005) [hep-th/0504125].

    A Supersymmetric Black Ring, (H. Elvang, R. Emparan, D. Mateos, H. S. Reall), Phys. Rev. Lett. 93:211302 (2004) [hep-th/0407065].

  • Education
    • University of Copenhagen B.Sc. 1998 and M.Sc. 2001
    • University of California Santa Barbara Ph.D. 2005