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Archival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

G. 't Hooft

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Dates

July 5, 1946 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Hooft, G. 't

Additional Forms of Names

Hooft, Gerard 't

Hooft, Gerard 't, 1946-

Hooft, Gerard 't (Gerardus), 1946-

Hooft, Gerardus 't

't Hooft, G. (Gerard)

Biography

Abstract

Gerardus 't Hooft is a particle physicist at Utrecht University. He was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Martinus J.G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics."

Important Dates

July 5, 1946Birth, Den Helder (Netherlands).

1969 – 2017Researcher Theoretical Physics (1969-1972); Lector (1974-1976); Full Professor (1977-2003); and Professor Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (2003-2017), University of Utrecht (Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht), Utrecht (Netherlands).

1972Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Utrecht (Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht), Utrecht (Netherlands).

1972 – 1974Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland).

1976Morris Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University.

1976 – 1977Researcher, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

1978Member, Dutch Physics Association (Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging).

1979Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize.

1981Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology.

1982Member, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie voor Wetenschappen).

1982Awarded Wolf Prize of the State of Israel.

1983Member, Royal Dutch Society of Sciences (Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen).

1984Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences (US).

1986Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1986Awarded Lorentz Medal.

1988Guest Professor, Boston University.

1989Guest Professor, Duke University.

1995Foreign Associate, French Academy of Sciences (Académie des Sciences).

1995Awarded Franklin Medal.

1995Awarded Physica Prize.

1999Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Martinus J.G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics".

2000Fellow and Chartered Physicist, Institute of Physics (UK).

2011Awarded Lomonosov Medal, Russian Academy of Sciences (Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk).

2016Awarded Medal of Honour, Niels Bohr Institute.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Den Helder (Netherlands)

Graduate Education

Utrecht (Netherlands)

Employment

Utrecht (Netherlands)

Geneva (Switzerland)

Cambridge (England)

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Beta decay.

Electromagnetic fields.

Electromagnetism.

Mathematical physics.

Particle physics.

Quantum structure.

Relationships

People

Family

Hooft, Albertha A. Schik (Betteke)

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Dijkgraaf, R.

Advised by Hooft at University of Utrecht (Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht).

Dray, Tevian

Advised by Hooft at University of Utrecht (Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht).

Veltman, Martinus

PhD advisor at University of Utrecht (Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht). Shared 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hooft: "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics."

Colleagues

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Additional

Casimir, H. B. G. (Hendrik Brugt Gerhard), 1909-2000

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Pickering, Andrew, 1948-

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Institutions

Major Positions

Boston University. Department of Physics

Guest Professor.

Duke University. Department of Physics

Guest Professor.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Fellow.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Morris Loeb Lecturer.

Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht

Obtained PhD in Physics (1972). Researcher Theoretical Physics; Lector; Full Professor; and Professor Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Researcher.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Académie des Sciences (France)

Foreign Associate.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Foreign Honorary Member.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar.

Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen

Member.

Institute of Physics (Great Britain)

Fellow and Chartered Physicist.

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Foreign Associate.

Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging

Member.

Niels Bohr institutet

Awarded 2016 Medal of Honour.

Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk

Awarded 2011 Lomonosov Medal.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Andrew Pickering interviews conducted for his book CONSTRUCTING QUARKS, 1978-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gravity Research Foundation essays and abstracts, 1949-2017.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

H. B. G. Casimir papers, 1929-2000.

Rijksarchief in Noord-Holland

Kleine Houtweg 18, Haarlem, Netherlands

Nobel Voices Videohistory Project collection, 2000-2001.

Archives Center

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History.

MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Polchinski, 2009 March 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

QFT and QCD: past, present, and future [videorecording], 2005 March 18 and 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording], 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Video Interviews with Nobel Prize Winners in Physics, 2004-2006.

Sussex Innovation Centre

Vega Science Trust

Brighton BN1 9SB, England UK

Published Resources

Author

50 years of Yang-Mills theory/ edited by Gerardus 't Hooft.

In search of the ultimate building blocks / Gerard 't Hooft.

Playing with planets/ Gerard 't Hooft.

Under the spell of the gauge principle/G. 't Hooft.

Subject

Escape from Leipzig / Harald Fritzsch; translated by K. Heusch.

Gerardus 't Hooft Nobel Prize biography.