Juan Maldacena on Taking a Risk on Theoretical Physics

“Maldacena remembers when he wasn’t sure whether he should try going into a research career in physics and hopes that other students in his position will not let that fear keep them from trying it. ‘Maybe they will find that they are better than they expected,’ he says. ‘Or maybe they will love it more than they expected.’”

Symmetry Magazine profiles Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, with perspectives from fellow Professor in the School Nathan Seiberg.

Read more at Symmetry Magazine, a joint publication of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.