• 1945 September 03
    (b.) - ?


A mathematical physicist who works in string theory and conformal field theory, among his many contributions to these fields is the no-ghost theorem (proved together with Charles Thorn). He was educated at Emanuel School and the University of Cambridge, where he was a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), founding deputy director of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and, until 2004, Master of St John's College. He has been Director of the Institute for Advanced Study since January 2004. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1989, was awarded the Dirac Prize and Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in 1997, and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2002. In Turing?s Cathedral by George Dyson, it is noted that through his efforts and a gift from Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation, a permanent Archives Center has now been established at the IAS.
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    1945 September 03
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    Helped to establish a permanent Archives Center at the IAS
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