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The Fall and Rise of String Theory with Andy Strominger

July 7, 2016

Discover Magazine covers Professor Strominger's journey to String Theory in a new article. 

"Strominger was never one for the beaten path. He dropped out of Harvard twice in the 1970s to live in communes in New Hampshire and China before returning to college, bent on probing the universe through theoretical physics. As an MIT graduate student, Strominger was told to steer clear of risky subjects like string theory; he ignored the advice.

Faculty Conference: Registration is now open

July 30, 2015

Black Holes, Holography and Strings: A Celebration of the Science of Andrew Strominger
July 30 - 31, 2015

This conference aims to bring together a diverse group of physicists and educators whose career paths have intersected with Andy's and who share his passion for Physics. Please see the conference website for more details.

Matthew Schwartz promoted to Full Professor

Matthew Schwartz promoted to Full Professor

May 15, 2015

The Physics Department is delighted to announce the promotion of Matthew Schwartz to Professor of Physics with tenure. Matt received his B.A. in Mathematics and Biophysics and M.A. in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania in 1998. He went to Princeton, where he received his Ph.D. in 2003. After doing postdocs at Berkeley and at Johns Hopkins, he joined Harvard as an Assistant Professor in 2008.

Daniel Jafferis 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in Physics

September 10, 2014

Daniel Jafferis has been awarded the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Physics.

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.