The Selection Committee of the 2018 Sackler Prize in the physical sciences has decided to award the 2018 Sackler Prize in the field of “Quantum Field Theory (QFT) – Novel Developments and Applications” to Professor Zohar Komargodski from the Weizmann Institute, Israel and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, US, and to Professor Pedro Vieira from the Perimeter Institute, Canada and the ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil, for their outstanding work probing QFT in non-perturbative regimes.
Professor Komargodski is awarded the prize for his broad and deep insights which have shed remarkable light on many aspects of QFT, including renormalization group flows, dualities and phase structure, conformal field theories, and effective field theories for broken supersymmetry and long strings.
Professor Vieira is awarded the prize for his innovative work bringing the power of integrability to bear on a variety of observables in N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills quantum field theory, including operator anomalous dimensions and correlation functions, Wilson loops and scattering amplitudes, as well as for developing a new S-matrix approach to constraining amplitudes in massive quantum field theories.
The ceremony will take place on Tuesday March 13 at Tel-Aviv University.
The Simons Center extends our heartfelt congratulations to Drs. Komargodski and Vieira.