Nima Arkani-Hamed

Professor
School of Natural Sciences

Particle Physics

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Home Institution

Institute for Advanced Study

One of the leading particle physics phenomenologists of his generation, Nima Arkani-Hamed is concerned with the relation between theory and experiment. His research has shown how the extreme weakness of gravity, relative to other forces of nature, might be explained by the existence of extra dimensions of space, and how the structure of comparatively low-energy physics is constrained within the context of string theory. He has taken a lead in proposing new physical theories that can be tested at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland.

Dates at IAS

Faculty
School of Natural Sciences

Degrees

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D.
1997
University of Toronto
B.Sc.
1993

Honors

Awards: Fundamental Physics Prize 2012; Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Physics 2008; European Physical Society, Gribov Medal 2003; Packard Fellowship 2000–05; Sloan Fellowship 2000–02
Memberships: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences

Appointments

Harvard University
Professor 2002–07, Visiting Professor 2001–02
University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor 2001, Assistant Professor 1999–2001
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Postdoctoral Fellow