Professor

Nathan Seiberg

School of Natural Sciences
Mathematical Physics
Affiliation
Natural Sciences
Home Institution
Institute for Advanced Study

Nathan Seiberg’s research focuses on various aspects of string theory, quantum field theory, and particle physics. He has made deep contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of quantum field theories, especially two-dimensional conformal field theories and supersymmetric quantum field theories. His exact solutions of supersymmetric systems have uncovered many new and unexpected phenomena, including the fundamental role of electric-magnetic duality in these theories. These exact solutions have led to many applications in physics and in mathematics. Recently, he combined insights from his earlier work to shed new light on quantum field theories in three space-time dimensions, which are also of interest to condensed matter physics.

Dates at IAS
Faculty
  • Natural Sciences
7/1997current
Member
  • Natural Sciences
9/19946/1995
Visitor
  • Natural Sciences
9/19936/1994
Member
  • Natural Sciences
9/19876/1989
Member
  • Natural Sciences
9/19826/1985
Degrees
Weizmann Institute of Science Ph.D., 1982
Tel Aviv University B.Sc., 1977
Honors
Awards: Dirac Medal 2016; Fundamental Physics Prize 2012; American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society, Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics 1998; MacArthur Fellowship 1996; Oskar Klein Medal 1995; Michael Landau Prize 1981; Mifal Hapais Prize 1979; Israel Physical Society Prize 1976
Memberships: American Academy of Arts and Sciences; National Academy of Sciences
Appointments
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 1989–1997 Professor
Weizmann Institute of Science 1985–1991 Professor 1989–91, Associate Professor 1986–89, Senior Scientist 1985–86