My main scientific interest is in the
areas of general relativiy and
quantum field theory,
as well as especially in the interplay between the two.
General relativity is the current theory of gravitation, and its
main idea is that the gravitational force ought to be thought of as the
"curvature of space". Quantum field theory, on the other hand, describes
quantized fields (such as the electromagnetic field) and is the formalism underlying
our current understanding of elementary particles. A framework in which the two
theories make contact in a very concrete way
is the theory of quantized fields in curved space, and
this has been the center of my interest in recent years. This theory is
able to describe many exciting physical effects (fluctuations in the early
Universe, black hole radiance, particle creation induced by gravity...),
and its formalism also
has connections to many cutting edge areas of mathematics (operator algebras,
geometry, microlocal analysis, combinatorics, category theory,...). My interests are shared in part by
members of the operator algebra group group
Spring 2005: "Quantum fields in curved spacetime"
Fall 2005: "The standard model in elementary particle physics"
Spring 2006: "General Relativity"
Fall 2006: "Black Holes and Singularities in Space-Time"
1996 Diploma Thesis, Technical U Berlin, Germany
1997 Humboldt U Berlin, Germany
1997-2000 PhD, U of York, UK
2000 U of Rome II, Italy
2000-2004 Research Associate, U of Chicago, EFI, USA
2004-2005 Research Associate, U of California at Santa Barbara, USA
2005-2007 Juniorprofessor, Georg-August U Göttingen, Germany
2007- Reader in Mathematical Physics, Cardiff U, UK
Some of my recent publications:
"Uniqueness theorem for 5-dimensional black holes with two axial Killing fields."
S. Hollands, S. Yazadijev, 18pp [arXiv:0707.2775] (2007)
"Renormalized Quantum Yang-Mills Fields in Curved Spacetime."
S. Hollands, 115pp [arXiv:0705.3340] (2007)
"A Higher dimensional stationary rotating black hole must be axisymmetric."
S. Hollands, A. Ishibashi and R. M. Wald,
Commun. Math. Phys. 271: 699-722 (2007)
"The Operator product expansion for perturbative quantum field theory in curved spacetime."
S. Hollands, Commun. Math. Phys. 273: 1-36 (2007)
"Asymptotic generators of fermionic charges and boundary conditions preserving supersymmetry."
S. Hollands, D. Marolf, Class. Quant. Grav. 24: 2301-2332 (2007)
"Stability in designer gravity."
T. Hertog and S. Hollands, Class. Quant. Grav. 22 :5323-5342, 2005
"Comparison between various notions of conserved charges in asymptotically AdS-spacetimes."
S. Hollands, A. Ishibashi, and D. Marolf, Class. Quant. Grav. 22 (2005) 2881
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