Matthew M. Roberts


Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics
and the Enrico Fermi Institute University of Chicago
5640 South Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
matthewroberts (at)
Office: (773)-702-9874

Curriculum Vitae
Publications (via inSPIRE)


I'm currently a Kadanoff Center Fellow at the Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics at the University of Chicago and also a member of the Enrico Fermi Institute. I am also the 84th Arthur H. Compton lecturer. My research interests include the intersection between condensed matter physics, high energy physics,and string theory, critical phenomena in AdS/CFT. I am also interested in geometric and gravitational aspects of string theory and applications of effective field theory.

I was previously awarded the Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at New York University, where I was affiliated with the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics.

I received my PhD at UC Santa Barbara where my advisor was Gary Horowitz. Before that I earned my B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Brandeis University, where I worked with Albion Lawrence.

From Fall 2007 to Spring 2009 I was in charge of UCSB's High Energy Physics Journal Club.


Link to slides for my talk at the GRG Centennial.

My collected Compton lecture slides and handouts.