Past Visiting Professor Hirosi Ooguri Awarded Hamburg Prize
Hirosi Ooguri, past Visiting Professor in the Institute's School of Mathematics, is being awarded the 2018 Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics from the University of Hamburg and the Joachim Herz Foundation.
Ooguri's research focuses on creating new tools for superstring theory—the leading "theory of everything" that combines the laws of quantum physics, which operate at very small scales, with the laws of gravity, which operate at larger scales. In one version of the theory, there are 10 dimensions—the three dimensions of space, one dimension of time, and six other tiny dimensions curled up in a structure known as the Calabi-Yau manifold.
Ooguri's work and related science will be the subject of a three-day symposium that will take place in November 2018 at the Hamburg Planetarium.