Juan Maldacena

Juan Maldacena

Juan Maldacena
Born (1968-09-10) September 10, 1968 (age 45)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentina
Fields Theoretical physics
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,[1] 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:


External links

  • Maldacena's web page at the Institute
  • Maldacena Theme tree