Prahar Mitra

I am currently a Member at the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study. My research focuses on the connection between asymptotic symmetries in flat spacetimes and soft theorems in quantum field theories, as well as its connection to memory effects and black hole information.


I received my Ph.D. in Physics at the Center for Fundamental Laws of Nature in the Physics Department at Harvard University under Andrew Strominger. My thesis entitled Asymptotic Symmetries in Four-Dimensional Gauge and Gravity Theories studies the connection between asymptotic symmetries in flat spacetimes and soft theorems. A list of my publications may be found here.


I completed my undergraduate studies at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in India where I obtained a dual degree in Integrated M.Sc. Physics and B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering. My Master's thesis advisor was Shiraz Minwalla at the Department of Theoretical Physics in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai.

Research Interests: String Theory, Quantum Gravity, Asymptotic Symmetries in Flat Spacetimes, Black Hole Information.