Congratulations to Sasha Polyakov ...

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012

 

Congratulations to Sasha Polyakov on his selection for a Physics Frontier Prize for his many discoveries in field theory and string theory including the conformal bootstrap, magnetic monopoles, instantons, confinement/de-confinement, the quantization of strings in non-critical dimensions, gauge/string duality and many others. His ideas have dominated the scene in these fields during the past decades.  On a related front, two of the New Horizons in Physics Prizes this year went to a former postdoc and assistant professor, Niklas Beisert, and former physics graduate student Davide Gaiotto.