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Theoretical physicists

Director and holder of the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Professor of Physics, Department of Physics at University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.

Research interests

High Energy Physics, Quantum Field Theory, String Theory.

In 1973, Gross, working with Frank Wilczek at Princeton University, discovered asymptotic freedom, which holds that the closer quarks are to each other, the less the strong interaction (or color charge) between them; when quarks are in extreme proximity, the nuclear force between them is so weak that they behave almost as free particles.

Prizes and awards

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1970-74)
Fellow of the American Physical Society (1974)
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1985)
Member of the National Academy of Sciences (1986)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1987)
J. J. Sakurai Prize of the American Physical Society (1986)
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Prize (1987)
Dirac Medal (1988)
Oscar Klein Medal (2000)
Harvey Prize of the Technion (2000)

2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of asymptotic freedom, along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer.


Locality, Causality, and an Initial Value Formulation for Open String Field Theory (2004)

Non-perturbative RR Potentials in the c=1 Matrix Model(2003)

A Calculation of the plane wave string Hamiltonian from N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory (2002)

The future of particle physics (1996)

Toward a string theory of QCD (1994)

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