Nathan Seiberg

Nathan Seiberg ( born September 22, 1956 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli / American theoretical physicist.

Seiberg 1975-1977 studied at the Tel Aviv University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. After his military service, he graduated in 1982 at the Weizmann Institute. After a stay at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, he was a research assistant from 1985-1991 only, then from 1989 professor at the Weizmann Institute. From 1989-1997 he was a professor at Rutgers University and he has been since 1997 a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study ( where he was from 1982 to 1989 and 1994/95 a member). From 1998 he was also a visiting professor at Princeton University.

To Seibergs contributions to theoretical physics include work on gauge theory, supersymmetry, S- duality in the context of supersymmetric Eichtherien, publications for Full solvability of N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories in four dimensions and the appearance of noncommutative geometry in the theory of open strings ( with Edward Witten ), a proof that M- theory in Lichtkegeleichung (light cone gauge) can be described by a matrix theory and work on gluino condensation in string theory.

With Witten 1994, he developed the Seiberg -Witten theory, which describes the exact solution of the effective low-energy theory of a supersymmetric gauge theory in four dimensions.

In 1998 he received the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics. In 1996 he was MacArthur Fellow. In 2012 he was awarded the Fundamental Physics Prize. He became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2008 the National Academy of Sciences in 2001.