Nathan Seiberg
Nathan Seiberg  

Nathan Seiberg at Harvard University


Born 
Tel Aviv, Israel 
September 22, 1956
Nationality  Israeli American 
Fields  Theoretical physics 
Institutions  Institute for Advanced Study 
Alma mater  Weizmann Institute of Science, TelAviv University 
Doctoral advisor  Haim Harari 
Doctoral students  Shiraz Minwalla 
Known for 
Seiberg–Witten invariant Seiberg duality 
Notable awards 
MacArthur Fellow Heineman Prize (1998) Fundamental Physics Prize (2012) 
Nathan "Nati" Seiberg (; born September 22, 1956) is an Israeli American theoretical physicist who works on string theory. He is currently a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
Contents
 Research 1
 Honors and awards 2
 See also 3
 References 4
 External links 5
Research
His contributions to mathematical physics include:
 Mathematical foundations of rational 2dimensional CFTs (with G. Moore).
 Discovery of some of the first examples of "Seiberg Duals", numerous and ever growing disparate theories that are dynamically equivalent to another at low energy
 papers from the early 1990s about the application of holomorphy to calculations in gauge theories with supersymmetry, including a solution of N=1 fourdimensional gauge theories such as SQCD. He later used renormalization group methods to obtain a 3d Seiberg dual for his 4D SQCD
 articles about the strongweak duality (Sduality) in the context of supersymmetric gauge theories
 papers about the complete solution of N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories in four and three dimensions
 a paper on Matrix theory and M theory in the discrete LightCone Quantization
 his and Edward Witten's analysis of the appearance of noncommutative geometry in theories containing open strings, and an identification of a low energy limit of open string dynamics as a noncommutative quantum field theory
 OMtheory (with Andrew Strominger and Shiraz Minwalla)
Honors and awards
He was recipient of a 1996 MacArthur Fellowship^{[1]} and the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics in 1998.^{[2]} In July 2012, he was an inaugural awardee of the Fundamental Physics Prize, the creation of physicist and internet entrepreneur, Yuri Milner.^{[3]}
See also
References
 ^ "Array of Contemporary American Physicists: Nathan Seiberg". .
 ^ "Heineman Prize: Nathan Seiberg". .
 ^ New annual US$3 million Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes transformative advances in the field, FPP, accessed 1 August 2012
External links
 Nathan Seiberg's web page at the Institute
 Nathan Seiberg at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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 Living people
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 MacArthur Fellows
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