Nathan Seiberg | |
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Nathan Seiberg at Harvard University | |

Born | |

Nationality | Israeli American |

Alma mater | Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel-Aviv University |

Known for | Seiberg–Witten theory Seiberg–Witten invariants Seiberg duality |

Awards | MacArthur Fellow(1996) Heineman Prize (1998) Fundamental Physics Prize (2012) Dirac Medal (2016) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Theoretical physics |

Institutions | Institute for Advanced Study |

Doctoral advisor | Haim Harari |

Doctoral students | Shiraz Minwalla |

**Nathan** "**Nati**" **Seiberg** (/ˈsaɪbɜːrɡ/; born September 22, 1956) is an Israeli American theoretical physicist who works on string theory. He is currently a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

## Research

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His contributions to mathematical physics include:

- Mathematical foundations of rational 2-dimensional CFTs (with G. Moore).
- Discovery of some of the first examples of "Seiberg Duals", numerous and ever growing disparate theories that are dynamically equivalent to another at low energy
- papers from the early 1990s about the application of holomorphy to calculations in gauge theories with supersymmetry, including a solution of N=1 four-dimensional gauge theories such as SQCD. He later used renormalization group methods to obtain a 3d Seiberg dual for his 4D SQCD
- articles about the strong-weak duality (S-duality) in the context of supersymmetric gauge theories
- papers about the complete solution of N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories in four and three dimensions
- a paper on Matrix theory and M theory in the discrete Light-Cone Quantization
- his and Edward Witten's analysis of the appearance of non-commutative geometry in theories containing open strings, and an identification of a low energy limit of open string dynamics as a noncommutative quantum field theory
- OM-theory (with Andrew Strominger and Shiraz Minwalla)
- In recent years, partly with Witten, T. Senthil and others, results in Chern-Simons theories and non-supersymmetric field theory dualities of high relevance to condensed matter theory.

## Honors and awards

He was recipient of a 1996 MacArthur Fellowship^{[1]} and the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics in 1998.^{[2]} In July 2012, he was an inaugural awardee of the Fundamental Physics Prize, the creation of physicist and internet entrepreneur, Yuri Milner.^{[3]} In 2016, he was awarded the Dirac Medal of the ICTP.

## See also

## References

**^**"Array of Contemporary American Physicists: Nathan Seiberg". American Institute of Physics. Archived from the original on 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2011-07-20..**^**"Heineman Prize: Nathan Seiberg". American Physical Society. Retrieved 2011-07-20..**^**New annual US$3 million Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes transformative advances in the field Archived 2012-08-03 at the Wayback Machine, FPP, accessed 1 August 2012

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