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Prof. Steven Weinberg

Prof. Steven Weinberg

Nobel laureate in Physics-1979
University of Texas


Steven Weinberg is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin. His research on elementary particle physics and cosmology has been honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science, the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society, the Dannie Heinemann Prize for Mathematical Physics, and numerous other awards. He has been elected to the National Academy of Science and Britain's Royal Society and other academies, and holds sixteen honorary doctoral degrees. He has written over 300 scientific articles, and six treatises on general relativity, quantum field theory, cosmology, and quantum mechanics. Among his books for general readers are Dreams of a Final Theory and The First Three Minutes, and two collections of published essays, Facing Up: Science and its Cultural Adversaries, and Lake Views: This World and the Universe. Many of these essays first appeared in The New York Review of Books. For this writing, he has received the Lewis Thomas Award for the Scientist as Poet and other awards. His latest book, To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science, was published in 2015. Educated at Cornell, Copenhagen, and Princeton, he taught at Columbia, Berkeley, M.I.T. and Harvard, where he was Higgins Professor of Physics, before coming to Texas in 1982.

Research Interest

particle physics, quantum field theory, gravity, supersymmetry, superstrings and cosmology.