Christopher Herzog joined the Department of Mathematics at King's College London as Professor of Theoretical Physics in 2018. As he lives in Oxford, he can sometimes be found visiting the Oxford University Maths and Physics Departments. From 2011 to 2018, he was an Associate Professor at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. From 2007 until 2011, he was an Assistant Professor at Princeton University. Before that, he was a postdoc at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara. He received his PhD from Princeton in 2002, where his advisor was Igor Klebanov.
Much of his research has been devoted to studying AdS/CFT Correspondence and more generally gauge/gravity dualities. He would like to find a way of understanding strongly interacting field theories, for example QCD at low energy, using string theory.