Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
elementary particle theory and the application of particle theory to the early universe.
He is the father in the inflationary theory of the Universe.
2002 Dirac medallist, with Andrei Linde and Paul Steinhardt for the development of the concept of inflation in cosmology.
author of the popular book, The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins (1998).