Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will be the first recipient of the Galileo Galilei Medal, established by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with the Galileo Galilei Institute.
The award recognizes Maldacena for “his pioneering ideas in theoretical physics, and in particular for the discovery of duality between gravity and quantum field theory, with far-reaching implications.”
The award ceremony will take place on May 2, 2019 at the Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence.
The Galileo Galilei Medal will be awarded every two years to scientists who have achieved significant results in the field of theoretical physics of fundamental interactions between elementary particles, including gravity and nuclear phenomena, in the 25 years preceding the award date.
Read more about the award from INFN.