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Erik Verlinde

Portrait de Erik Verlinde
Universiteit van Amsterdam - Instituut voor Theoretische Fysica (ITFA)

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Erik Verlinde is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam. Professor Verlinde is world-renowned for his many contributions, which include Verlinde algebra and the Verlinde formula, which are important in conformal field theory and topological field theory. His research centres on string theory, gravity, black holes, and cosmology. He recently proposed a holographic theory of gravity which appears to lead naturally to the observed values of dark energy in the universe.