Opendata, web and dolomites


Holography for Asymptotically Flat Spacetimes

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "HoloFlat" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: WIEN
postcode: 1010

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Total cost 270˙349 €
 EC max contribution 270˙349 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-10-01   to  2022-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAT WIEN AT (WIEN) coordinator 270˙349.00


 Project objective

Even after more than 100 years Einstein’s theory of General Relativity still resists a complete understanding at the quantum level. Holographic dualities between theories of quantum gravity and quantum field theories such as the Anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory correspondence have revolutionised the way we think about both subjects since its discovery. However, holographic applications to other – more realistic – setups such as asymptotically flat spacetimes still provide a fundamental challenge in theoretical physics.

The aim of this project is to overcome this challenge by developing new holographic tools that involve the entire boundary of asymptotically flat spacetimes. The long-term goal of FlatHolo is to apply these tools to spacetimes such as e.g. the Schwarzschild or the Kerr-Newman black hole in order to gain a deeper understanding of these objects at a quantum level. The short-term goals of developing a concise framework for a putative dual quantum field theory and consequently relating boundary entanglement with bulk geometry are also of high interest for other scientific communities that are unravelling the intriguing relations between quantum information and geometry.

This proposal combines my current expertise on non-AdS holography with extensive training by leading experts on various aspects of holography involving asymptotically flat spacetimes at Harvard University. The final stage of the project will be conducted at the University of Vienna whose complementary expertise on higher-spins, holography and gravitational physics provides the perfect environment to transfer my knowledge and skills gained during the outgoing phase. The outcomes of this project will be essential for a deeper understanding of holography in more realistic setups and will allow me to proceed with the next step in my career and reach professional maturity by qualifying for a permanent position as an independent researcher at a European research institution.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Wout Merbis, Max Riegler
Geometric actions and flat space holography
published pages: , ISSN: 1029-8479, DOI: 10.1007/jhep02(2020)125
Journal of High Energy Physics 2020/2 2020-03-23

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "HOLOFLAT" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "HOLOFLAT" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.3.2.)

GRAHAM (2018)

Concepts of Graph Theory Applied to the Human Microbiome

Read More  

GENESE 17 (2018)

Geometries of Exotic NuclEar StructurE 17

Read More  


Digital Poetry in Today’s Russia: Canonisation and Translation

Read More