I'm interested in physics related to string theory, quantum gravity, holography. A recurring theme in my research is thermality and various notions of entropy. Here are some buzzwords that describe what I am currently thinking about:

◊ Bulk emergence from entanglement
◊ Out-of-time-order correlators, scrambling, chaos
◊ Non-equilibrium physics (hydrodynamics, black holes)
◊ Conformal field theory


For details on all of my publications, visit Inspire or arXiv. Here is a selection:
◊ An Inflow Mechanism for Hydrodynamic Entropy
       (FH, R. Loganayagam, M. Rangamani)
◊ Fine-Grained Chaos in AdS2 Gravity
       (FH, M. Rozali)
       Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 121601 [arXiv:1712.04963]
◊ Nonlinear Gravity from Entanglement in Conformal Field Theories
       (T. Faulkner, FH, E. Hijano, O. Parrikar, C. Rabideau, M. Van Raamsdonk)
       JHEP 1708 (2017) 057 [arXiv:1705.03026]
◊ Entanglement, Holography and Causal Diamonds
       (J. de Boer, FH, M. Heller, R. Myers)
       JHEP 1608 (2016) 162 [arXiv:1606.03307]
◊ The Fluid Manifesto: Emergent Symmetries, Hydrodynamics,
    and Black Holes

       (FH, R. Loganayagam, M. Rangamani)
       JHEP 1601 (2016) 184 [arXiv:1510.02494]
◊ Adiabatic hydrodynamics: The Eightfold Way to Dissipation
       (FH, R. Loganayagam, M. Rangamani)
       JHEP 1505 (2015) 060 [arXiv:1502.00636]
My PhD thesis can be found here.


◊ The website of the Simons Collaboration 'It from Qubit' describes
    research that I am either working on, or following with interest.
◊ An easy-to-read article about some topics of interest to me
String Theory Group at UBC