Nima Arkani-Hamed

School of Natural Sciences
Particle Physics
Natural Sciences
Field of Study
Particle Physics
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
  • Natural Sciences
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D., 1997
University of Toronto B.Sc., 1993
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
Harvard University 2001–2007 Professor 2002–07, Visiting Professor 2001–02
University of California, Berkeley 1999–2001 Associate Professor 2001, Assistant Professor 1999–2001
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 1997–1999 Postdoctoral Fellow