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Juan Maldacena Awarded Lorentz Medal

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics wishes to congratulate our Trustee Juan Maldacena: Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, at the Institute for Advanced Study, has been awarded the Lorentz Medal for his innovative work in theoretical physics. Over the past two decades, Maldacena has made major contributions to […]

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Remembering Our Colleague Joseph Polchinski

It is with great sadness that we announce that Joseph (Joe) Polchinski has died on February 2, 2018. Polchinski made fundamental contributions to Quantum Field Theory and String theory. Joe is best known for his discovery of D-branes – the key elements of string theory.  For his many contributions to theoretical physics Joseph Polchinski has […]

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Simons Center Director Luis Álvarez-Gaumé Named Distinguished Visiting Professor at Institute for Theoretical Physics, Madrid Autonoma University

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics wishes to congratulate Director Luis Álvarez-Gaumé for being appointed Distinguished Severo Ochoa Visiting Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Madrid Autonoma University. The Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) in Madrid hosts a Distinguished Severo Ochoa Visiting Professor program, funded by its Severo Ochoa Excellence Grant from the Spanish […]

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Dr. Zohar Komargodski Awarded 2018 Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences

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 […]

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