Juan Martín Maldacena
|Born||September 10, 1968
|Nationality||Argentina, USA, Italy|
|Institutions||Institute for Advanced Study|
|Alma mater||Universidad Nacional de Cuyo,Princeton University|
|Doctoral advisor||Curtis Callan|
|Known for||AdS/CFT correspondence|
Juan Martín Maldacena (born September 10, 1968) is a theoretical physicist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among his many discoveries, the most famous one is the most reliable realization of the holographic principle – namely the AdS/CFT correspondence,the conjecture about the equivalence of string theory on Anti de Sitter (AdS) space, and a conformal field theory defined on the boundary of the AdS space.
Maldacena obtained his licenciatura (a 6-year degree) in 1991 at the Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina, under the supervision of G. Aldazábal. He then obtained his Ph.D. at Princeton University under the supervision of Curtis Callan in 1996, and went on to a post-doctoral position at Rutgers University. In 1997, he joined Harvard University as associate professor, being quickly promoted to Professor of Physics in 1999. Since 2001 he has been a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
Maldacena has received these awards:
- Edward A. Bouchet Award of the American Physical Society, 2004
- Xanthopoulos International Award for Research in Gravitational Physics, 2001
- Sackler Prize in Physics
- UNESCO Husein Prize for Young Scientists
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
- MacArthur Fellowship 1999
- Dannie Heineman Prize, 2007
- Dirac Medal, 2008
- Fundamental Physics Prize, 2012
- ^ Juan Martin Maldacena (1998). “The Large N Limit of Superconformal Field Theories and Supergravity”. Adv.Theor.Math.Phys 2: 231–252. arXiv:arXiv:hep-th/9711200.
- ^ “2004 Edward A. Bouchet Award Recipient: Juan M. Maldacena”. Retrieved 2011-08-24.
- ^ “Xanthopoulos International Award for research on Gravitational Physics”.
- ^ New annual US$3 million Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes transformative advances in the field, FPP, accesed 1 August 2012