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Gary T. Horowitz

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Dates

April 14, 1955 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Horowitz, Gary T., 1955-

Biography

Abstract

Gary T. Horowitz is Professor of Physics at University of California, Santa Barbara (1983-present). Other institutional affiliations include the Institute for Advanced Study and Oxford University. His research interests include gravity in extreme conditions and string theory.

Important Dates

April 14, 1955Birth, Washington (D.C.).

1976Obtained BA, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1979Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1979 – 1980Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1980 – 1981North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Research Fellow, Oxford University.

1981 – 1983Member and Albert Einstein Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study.

1983 – presentAssistant Professor of Physics (1983-1986); Associate Professor of Physics (1986-1990); and Professor of Physics (1990-present), University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara (Calif.).

2002Fellow, American Physical Society.

2010Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Quantum physicist.

Places

Birth

Washington (D.C.)

Undergraduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Santa Barbara (Calif.)

Subjects

Big bang theory.

Black holes (Astronomy).

Gravity.

Quantum theory.

String theory.

Superstring theories.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Copsey, Keith D.

Advised by Horowitz at University of California, Santa Barbara, "String theory and aspects of higher dimensional gravity."

Elvang, Henriette D.

Advised by Horowitz at University of California, Santa Barbara, "New black holes in string theory."

Geroch, Robert

PhD advisor at University of Chicago, "Semi-classical relativity: the weak field limit."

Hubeny, Veronika E.

Advised by Horowitz at University of California, Santa Barbara, "Intriguing aspects of black holes: From cosmic censorship to holography."

Roberts, Matthew M.

Advised by Horowitz at University of California, Santa Barbara, "Holography as a Condensed Matter System."

Way, Benson

Advised by Horowitz at University of California, Santa Barbara, "Holographic Applications for Black Holes and Condensed Matter."

Williams, Brookie P.

Advised by Horowitz at University of California, Santa Barbara, "Exploring string theory backgrounds."

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Awschalom, D. (David)

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Langer, James S.

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Peale, Stanton Jerrold

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Scalapino, Douglas J.

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Seiberg, Nathan

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara and Institute for Advanced Study.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Institutions

Major Positions

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member and Albert Einstein Fellow.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Physics

Postdoctoral Fellow; Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1976).

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1979).

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Research Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Gravity Research Foundation essays and abstracts, 1949-2015.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA