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Nobel prize: 
Nobel prize: 
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Nobel Prize, Physics, 2004

Fellow
Gross
David
Current position: 
Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics
Current nationality: 
USA
Current residence: 
USA
Affiliation/Institution: 
KITP, University of California Santa Barbara
Biodata: 
Gross (PhD 1966, UC Berkeley) is permanent member, Kavli Inst. for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara, where he was director (1997-2012). He was Thomas Jones Prof. of Mathematical Physics, Princeton U. Gross has made important contributions to particle physics and string theory, incl. the discovery of asymptotic freedom and development of quantum chromodynamics, the theory of the nuclear, strong force; and the discovery and development of heterotic string theory. His awards include: MacArthur Prize; Dirac Medal; Oscar Klein Medal; Harvey Prize; EPS Particle Physics Prize; Grande Medaille d'Or; Nobel Prize in Physics, 2004. He holds hon. degrees from the US, Britain, France, Belgium, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Israel,Brazil and Argentina. He is a member of: US Natl. Academy of Science; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society; Chinese Academy of Sciences; Indian Academy of Science; Russian Academy of Sciences.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
4 - Quality education
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
Keywords: 
Theoretical physics; elementary particles; high energy physics; string theory.
Past nationality: 
USA
Elected
2007
Place of Birth: 
Washington, D.C.
Country of birth: 
USA
Section:
09-Physics
Last updated on 07/03/2018