Nathan Seiberg

Professor
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
School of Natural Sciences
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School of Natural Sciences
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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
Professor
Weizmann Institute of Science
Professor 1989–91, Associate Professor 1986–89, Senior Scientist 1985–86