Nathan Seiberg

Nathan Seiberg
Mathematical Physics
School of Natural Sciences

Nathan Seiberg’s research focuses on various aspects of string theory, quantum field theory, and particle physics. His work has shed light on the worldsheet description of string theory as a two-dimensional conformal field theory and its space-time manifestations. Seiberg has contributed to the understanding of the dynamics of quantum field theories, especially supersymmetric quantum field theories. His exact solutions of such theories have uncovered many new and unexpected insights, including the fundamental role of electric-magnetic duality in these theories. These exact solutions have led to many applications in physics and in mathematics. He has also clarified how supersymmetry can be dynamically broken, and has explored the phenomenological consequences of supersymmetry breaking. These consequences will be tested at the Large Hadron Collider.

Weizmann Institute of Science, Ph.D. 1982; Weizmann Institute of Science, Senior Scientist 1985–86, Associate Professor 1986–89, Professor 1989–91; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Professor 1989–97; Institute for Advanced Study, Member 1982–85, 1987–89, and 1994–95, Visitor 1993–94, Professor 1997–; MacArthur Fellowship 1996; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow; National Academy of Sciences, Member; Israel Physical Society Prize 1976; Mifal Hapais Prize 1979; Michael Landau Prize 1981; Oskar Klein Medal 1995; American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society, Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics 1998; Fundamental Physics Prize 2012

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