Field of Expertise
Juan Maldacena's work focuses on quantum gravity, string theory and quantum field theory. He has recently proposed a relationship between quantum gravity and quantum field theories, which elucidates various aspects of both theories. This work relates apparently different problems such as quark confinement and black holes. This relationship has clarified various aspects of black hole physics. It has also provided new computational tools to tackle complicated problems in strongly interacting quantum field theories.
From 1985 to 1988, Maldecena studied physics at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. In 1991, he graduated from the Universidad de Cuyo, Bariloche, Argentina after completing a Masters thesis called "String Theory on Curved Spaces." In 1996, Maldecena received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. In 1997, he was a visiting professor at Harvard University; in 1998, he served at Harvard as the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor. He became Professor of Physics at Harvard in 1999. Since 2001, he has served as a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996; Research Associate, Rutgers University, 1997; Professor, Harvard University, 1997-2001; Institute for Advanced Study Professor, 2001-; Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1997-99; Packard Fellow, 1998-2001; MacArthur Foundation Fellow, 1999; UNESCO Husein Prize, 1999; Sackler Prize, 2000; Xanthopoulos Prize in General Relativity, 2001; Pius XI Medal, 2002.
Juan M. Maldacena's homepage
The Official String Theory Web Site - People - Juan Maldacena
TIME.COM - INNOVATORS - The Man Who Does Tricks
The Harvard University Gazette - A Theory About Everything
D. Berenstein, J. Maldacena, H. Nastase, STRINGS IN FLAT SPACE AND PP WAVES FROM N = 4 SUPER YANG MILLS Waterloo 2002, Theoretical physics
J.M. Maldacena, D-BRANES AND NEAR EXTREMAL HLACK HOLES AT LOW ENERGIES Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl.
Juan Maldacena and Liat Maoz, STRINGS ON PP WAVES AND MASSIVE TWO-DIMENSIONAL FIELD THEORIES, jhep
J. Maldacena LARGE N FIELD THEORIES, STRING THEORY AND GRAVITY, Superstrings and Related Matters
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