Amer Iqbal

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Amer Iqbal
Residence Lahore, Pakistan
Fields Theoretical Physics
Institutions Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
University of Washington
Harvard University
University of Texas at Austin
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Doctoral advisor Barton Zwiebach
Known for Mysterious duality
Notable awards Abdus Salam Prize

Amer Iqbal, Ph.D., is a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He is primarily known for his work in string theory and mathematical physics.


He is the associate professor of Physics at the School of Science and Engineering at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.[1] Before joining LUMS he was Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Amer Iqbal has a M.Sc. in Mathematics from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and Doctorate in Theoretical physics from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He carried out his doctoral research under the supervision of string theorist professor Barton Zwiebach. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and, later, at Harvard University.

He was awarded the Abdus Salam Award for physics for his work on superstring theory and its relationship with supersymmetry and gauge theories. [2]


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  1. ^ SSE, School of Science and Engineering (Updated). "LUMS SSE Teams:Department of Physics". LUMS. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). 
  2. ^ "Dr. Amer Iqbal awarded the Abdus Salam Prize". Lahore University of Management Sciences. February 7, 2012.