**Herman Verlinde** is the Class of 1909 Professor of Physics at Princeton University and the current chair of the Department of Physics. He earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and taught physics at the University of Amsterdam from 1995 to 1998. His main research field is string theory and he studies the theory in all its many aspects: its mathematical foundations and non-perturbative formulations, as well as its applications to particle physics, gauge theory, black hole physics, and cosmology. The focus of his most recent research is the quantum theory of black hole horizons, and its connection to quantum information theory and entanglement. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the IBM Einstein Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, the PIONIER-Fellowship of the Netherlands Organization of Science, the Fellowship of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

- H. Verlinde and E. Verlinde, "Black Hole Entanglement and Quantum Error Correction",
*Journal of High Energy Physics***1310**, 107 (2013) - H. Verlinde, F. Alday, D. Gaiotto, S. Gukov and Y. Tachikawa, "Loop and Surface Operators in N=2 Gauge Theory and Liouville Modular Geometry",
*Journal of High Energy Physics***1001**, 113 (2010) - H. Verlinde and M. Wijnholt, "Building the Standard Model on a D3-brane",
*Journal of High Energy Physics***0701**, 106 (2007) - H. Verlinde and J. McGreevy, "Strings from Tachyons: the c=1 Matrix Reloaded",
*Journal of High Energy Physics***0312**, 054 (2003) - H. Verlinde and de Boer and E. Verlinde, "On the Holographic Renormalization Group",
*Journal of High Energy Physics***0008**, 003 (2000) - H. Verlinde, "Holography and Compactification",
*Nuclear Physics***B 580**, 264 (2000) - H. Verlinde and R. Dijkgraaf and E. Verlinde, "Matrix String Theory",
*Nuclear Physics***B 500**, 43 (1997) - H. Verlinde and R. Dijkgraaf and E. Verlinde, "String Propagation in a Black Hole Geometry",
*Nuclear Physics***B 371**, 269 (1992) - H. Verlinde and R. Dijkgraaf and E. Verlinde, "Topological Strings in d<1",
*Nuclear Physics***B 351**, 59 (1991) - H. Verlinde and E. Verlinde, "Chiral Bosonization, Determinants, and the String Partition Function",
*Nuclear Physics***B 288**, 357 (1987)