Tarek Anous (طارق عانوس)

Tarek Anous (طارق عانوس)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) | UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Queen Mary University of London

I’m an Egyptian/American scientist. I spent my childhood in Houston, Texas, USA, and my teenage years in Cairo, Egypt. After completing my undergraduate degree in Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, I briefly worked as a cold-atom experimental physicist. But ultimately, I couldn’t shake my desire to learn about gravity—which led me to do a PhD in string theory under Frederik Denef at Harvard. After my PhD, I spent nine years as a postdoc, first at the MIT, then at UBC, and finally, as the Delta-ITP fellow at the University of Amsterdam. I’m currently a member of the Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation Center of the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow .

  • Black holes and their interiors
  • Accelerating spacetime
  • Disordered systems
  • Quantum field theory
  • Holography
  • PhD in Theoretical Physics, 2013

    Harvard University

  • BSc in Applied & Engineering Physics, 2008

    Cornell University