Malcolm J. Perry is a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. His principal interest is in theoretical physics as applied to understanding gravitation through Einstein’s general theory of relativity and through the application of quantum mechanics to gravitation. Most recently, this has involved applying these ideas toward understanding the quantum physics of black holes.
During his fellowship, Perry’s plan is to advance our understanding of black hole physics together with furthering our knowledge of the low-energy, or infrared, regime of quantum electrodynamics, gauge theories, and gravitation. This should lead to a better understanding of the black hole information (Hawking) paradox for black holes and also to horizons in cosmological models.
Perry earned a PhD and an ScD in mathematics from the University of Cambridge. He has won awards from the Gravity Research Foundation and held a Sloan Research Fellowship.