Peter Goddard's research concerns quantum field theory and string theory. With his collaborators, he has made pioneering contributions to these areas, in particular: the quantization of the relativistic string; the "no ghost theorem" of string theory; electric-magnetic duality in gauge theories; the construction of conformal field theories; and the realization of gauge symmetry in string theory. Before serving as the eighth Director (200412) of the Institute for Advanced Study, he was Master of St. John's College and Professor of Theoretical Physics in the University of Cambridge, England, where he played a leading role in establishing the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

University of Cambridge, Ph.D. 1971, Sc.D. 1996; Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Research Fellow 196973, Honorary Fellow 2009; CERN, Geneva, Visiting Scientist 197072; University of Durham, Lecturer 197274; University of Cambridge, University Assistant Lecturer 197476, University Lecturer 197689, Reader 198992, Deputy Director of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences 199194 (Honorary Fellow 2011), Professor 19922004; St. John's College, University of Cambridge, Lecturer 197591, Fellow 197594, Tutor 198087, Senior Tutor 198387, Master 19942004, Fellow 2004; Institute for Advanced Study, Member, School of Natural Sciences 1974, School of Mathematics 1988, Director 200412, Professor 2012–2016, Emeritus Professor 2016– ; Institute of Physics, Fellow; London Mathematical Society Member (President 200203); Royal Society of Arts, Fellow; Royal Society of London, Fellow; Trinity College, Dublin, Honorary Fellow; International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Dirac Prize and Medal 1997; Commander of the Order of the British Empire 2002.

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