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Andrew Eben Strominger

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Dates

July 30, 1955 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Biography

Abstract

Andrew Strominger is Gwill E. York Professor of Physics at Harvard University (2010-present). Other institutional affiliations include the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include string theory and the fundamental laws of nature.

Important Dates

July 30, 1955Birth, England.

1977Obtained BA in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1979Obtained MA in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1982Obtained PhD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1982 – 1987Long-Term Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (N.J.).

1986 – 1997Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara (Calif.).

1997 – presentDirector, Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature (1997-present); Senior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows (2001-present); Professor of Physics (2009-2010); Gwill E. York Professor of Physics (2010-present); and Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (2012-2013), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

2001Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2002 – 2008Member, Board of Trustees, Institute for Advanced Study.

2008 – presentMember, Advisory Board, Kavli Center for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo.

2008 – presentMember, Advisory Board, Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics.

2008 – presentMember, Advisory Board, Cambridge Center for Theoretical Cosmology, Cambridge University.

2008 – presentMember, Advisory Board, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A & M University.

2008 – presentMember, International Advisory Committee, Morningside Center for Mathematics, Beijing.

2011Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

England

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Santa Barbara (Calif.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

String theory.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Jackiw, Roman W.

PhD advisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "The large symmetry approximation in quantum field theory."

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.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Horowitz, Gary T., 1955-

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

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Langer, James S.

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Peale, Stanton Jerrold

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Harvard University.

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.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara and Harvard University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Vafa, Cumrun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Additional

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1977). Director, Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature; Senior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows; Professor of Physics; and Gwill E. York Professor of Physics.

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

Long-Term Member and Member, Board of Trustees.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

Asia-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

Member, Advisory Board.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1982).

Morningside Center of Mathematics

Member, International Advisory Committee.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Fellow.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1979).

University of Cambridge

Member, Advisory Board, Cambridge Center for Theoretical Cosmology.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Stanley Deser, 2011 March 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Andrew Strominger, Progress in dS/CFT (Strings 2012)

Harvard@Home video: "String Theory, Black Holes, and the Fundamental Laws of Nature"