Carl P. Feinberg Professor

Juan Maldacena

School of Natural Sciences
Theoretical Physics
Natural Sciences
Field of Study
Theoretical Physics

Juan Maldacena’s work focuses on quantum gravity, string theory, and quantum field theory. He has proposed a relationship between quantum gravity and quantum field theories that elucidates various aspects of both theories. He is studying this relationship further in order to understand the deep connection between black holes and quantum field theories, and he is also exploring the connection between string theory and cosmology.

Dates at IAS

Faculty: Natural Sciences


Visiting Professor: Natural Sciences


Member: Natural Sciences

1/19996/1999 Spring
Princeton University Ph.D., 1996
Instituto Balseiro, Universidad de Cuyo, Bariloche, Argentina Licenciatura, 1991
Awards: Fundamental Physics Prize 2012; Pomeranchuk Prize 2012; International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Dirac Prize and Medal 2008; American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society, Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics 2007; American Physical Society, Edward A. Bouchet Award 2004; Pius XI Medal 2002; Sackler Prize in Physics 2000; UNESCO, Javed Husain Prize for Young Scientists 1999; MacArthur Fellowship 1999; Packard Fellowship 1998; Sloan Fellowship 1998
Membership: National Academy of Sciences
Harvard University 1997–2001 Professor 1999–2001, Tomas D. Cabot Associate Professor 1998–99, Visiting Associate Professor 1997
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1996–1997 Research Associate