Andrew Strominger

Physicist, Person

1955 –

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Who is Andrew Strominger?

Andrew Eben Strominger is an American theoretical physicist who works on string theory and son of Jack L. Strominger. He is currently a professor at Harvard University and a senior fellow at the Society of Fellows. He attended the Cambridge School of Weston for high school, and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1977, and his Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 under the supervision of Roman Jackiw. His contributions to physics include:

⁕a paper with Cumrun Vafa that explains the microscopic origin of the black hole entropy, originally calculated thermodynamically by Stephen Hawking and Jacob Bekenstein, from string theory

⁕a paper with Philip Candelas, Gary Horowitz, and Edward Witten in the 1980s about the relevance of Calabi-Yau manifolds for obtaining the Standard Model from string theory

⁕other articles discussing the dS/CFT correspondence; S-branes

⁕OM-theory

⁕noncommutative solitons

⁕massless black holes in the form of wrapped D3-branes that regulate the physics of a conifold and allow topology change

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Born
Jul 30, 1955
Cambridge
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Employment
  • Harvard University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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