David Olive

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David Olive
Born (1937-04-16)April 16, 1937
London, England
Died November 7, 2012(2012-11-07) (aged 75)
Cambridge, England
Nationality British
Institutions University of Cambridge
Imperial College London
University of Swansea
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge
Thesis Unitarity and S-matrix theory (1963)
Doctoral advisor John Clayton Taylor
Doctoral students Neil Turok[1]
Edward Corrigan
Andrew Crumey

David Ian Olive (/ˈɒlɪv/; 16 April 1937[2] – 7 November 2012[3]) CBE FRS FLSW, was a British theoretical physicist. Olive made fundamental contributions to string theory and duality theory. (See GSO projection).

He was Professor of physics at Imperial College, London from 1984 to 1992.[4] In 1992 he moved to Swansea University to help set up the new theoretical physics group.[5]

He was awarded the Dirac Prize and Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in 1997.[6] He was a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

Elected FRS 1987, and appointed CBE in 2002.[4]

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