Sebastian Murk

Office: Lab 4, E25f
Email: sebastian.murk[at]

Ph.D. Theoretical Physics (2022)

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

M.Sc. Physics (2017)

Lund University, Sweden
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany*

B.Sc. Physics (2016)

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany*

*Degree awarding institution

Research interests: black holes, quantum gravity, semiclassical gravity, modified gravity, quantum information theory.

List of publications:  arXiv / INSPIRE HEP / Google Scholar / ResearchGateORCID iD

Selected publications


R. B. Mann, S. Murk, and D. R. Terno, "Black holes and their horizons in semiclassical and modified theories of gravity", Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 31, 2230015 (2022) [arXiv:2112.06515].


S. Murk and I. Soranidis, "Kinematic and energy properties of dynamical regular black holes", Phys. Rev. D 108, 124007 (2023) [arXiv:2309.06002].
S. Murk and I. Soranidis, "Regular black holes and the first law of black hole mechanics", Phys. Rev. D 108, 044002 (2023) [arXiv:2304.05421].
S. Murk, "Nomen non est omen: Why it is too soon to identify ultra-compact objects as black holes", Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 32, 2342012 (2023) [arXiv:2210.03750].
R. B. Mann, S. Murk, and D. R. Terno, "Surface gravity and the information loss problem", Phys. Rev. D 105, 124032 (2022) [arXiv:2109.13939].
S. Murk, "Physical black holes in fourth-order gravity", Phys. Rev. D 105, 044051 (2022) [arXiv:2110.14973]. [Code:]
S. Murk and D. R. Terno, "Spherically symmetric black holes in metric gravity", Phys. Rev. D 104, 064048 (2021) [arXiv:2012.11209].
S. Murk and D. R. Terno, "Universal properties of the near-horizon geometry", Phys. Rev. D 103, 064082 (2021) [arXiv:2010.03784].

M. Hotta and S. Murk, "Probability vector representation of the Schrödinger equation and noninvasive measurability for Leggett-Garg inequalities" [arXiv:2312.16281]. [Code:; also featured on Wolfram Staff Picks:]


Australian Institute of Physics Bragg Gold Medal for Excellence in Physics - New South Wales State Branch Nominee (2023)
Australian Institute of Physics Postgraduate Excellence in Physics Award (2020)
Future STEM Leaders Transformation Award (2018)

Sydney Quantum Academy Scholarship (2020-2022)
International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (2018-2022)
European Union Erasmus+ Scholarship (2016-2017)