Renata Kallosh – Attractor Mechanism

Renata Kallosh – A Portrait

Renata Kallosh (Stanford University) has made crucial contributions to a wide range of fields in theoretical physics such as quantum gravity, supersymmetry, black holes and inflation in string theory. She is one of the inventors of the attractor mechanism in black hole physics. Furthermore, her work on De Sitter vacua in string theory, which is relevant for understanding the accelerated expansion of our Universe, continues to be a driving force behind many of the new developments at the interface of string theory and cosmology.

This is one of ten portraits we created for the University of Groningen on the occasion of its 400th anniversary. Each of the portrayed men and women was awarded an honorary doctorate. These videos express the personality and passion of these leading international professors in diverse fields of research.

Honorary Doctorates


University of Groningen


Director I: Jesper Buijvoets
Director II: Caspar de Zeeuw
D.O.P. I: Walker Pachler
D.O.P. II: Jesper Buijvoets
Interviewer: Nyckle Swierstra
Sound: Caspar de Zeeuw
Producer I: Nyckle Swierstra
Producer II: Caspar de Zeeuw
Editor: Jesper Buijvoets
Mixing & mastering: Kudo Studio


June 10, 2014

Black Holes, documentary, Interview, portrait, Renata Kallosh, Short Documentary, String Theory