Matt von Hippel went to Stony Brook University for his doctoral studies after obtaining an undergraduate degree at Tufts. He obtained his PhD in 2014, on N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. His advisor was Michael Douglas. During his PhD he developed a method to bootstrap perturbative scattering amplitudes in quantum field theories. He then spent three years as a postdoc at the Perimeter Institute, where he continued working on bootstrapping higher-loop amplitudes in the N=4 theory.
In 2017, he moved to the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, first as a postdoc and later as an Assistant Professor. Matt is interested in the broad variety of integral functions that appear in scattering amplitudes. He seeks to understand them using novel integration methods. He has already discovered surprising iterative structures in them. His current interests lie in developing new approaches to calculations based on the structure of these functions, specifically in particle physics and also in perturbation theory more broadly.
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