Howard Georgi

Physicist, Academic

1947 –


Who is Howard Georgi?

Howard Mason Georgi III, born January 6, 1947 in San Bernardino, California, is Harvard College Professor and Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University. His early work was in Grand Unification and gauge coupling unification within SU and SO groups.

Georgi has taught a freshman physics course, "Physics 16" in the fall semester. He is also Director of Undergraduate Studies in Physics and has been Co-Master of Leverett House with his wife, Ann Blake Georgi, since 1998. He graduated from Harvard College in 1967 and obtained his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1971. He was Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows from 1973–76 and a Senior Fellow from 1982-1998. In 1995 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and received the Sakurai Prize; in 2000 he shared the Dirac Medal with Jogesh Pati and Helen Quinn. He has advised a number of students, including Andrew G. Cohen, Adam Falk, Benjamin Grinstein, John Hagelin, Lawrence J. Hall, David B. Kaplan, Michael Luke, Aneesh Manohar, Ann Nelson, Brian Greene, Sally Dawson and Lisa Randall.

Georgi proposed an SU GUT model with softly broken supersymmetry with Savas Dimopoulos in 1981.

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Jan 6, 1947
San Bernardino
Also known as
  • Howard Mason Georgi, III
  • United States of America
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University

on July 23, 2013


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