"For leadership in numerous central developments in string theory, quantum field theory, and quantum geometry; including the interplay between string theory and Calabi-Yau geometry and especially for their elucidation of the origin of black hole entropy from microscopic states."
The Center for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics KCETA of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, has awarded Prof. Lisa Randall the 2015 Julius Wess Award for her research on unifying the fundamental forces of physics.
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.
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.
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.