Matthias Staudacher

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Matthias Staudacher is a German theoretical physicist who has done significant work in the area of quantum field theory.

Education[edit]

Beginning his physics studies at the University of Heidelberg and at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Staudacher then earned a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1990) with a dissertation on matrix models of two-dimensional quantum gravity.[1]

After postdoctoral work at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Paris and CERN in Geneva, from 1997 he was a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam. In 2009 he received the Academy Award of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and became a mathematical physics professor at Humboldt University of Berlin in 2010. Some of his publications have been instrumental in developing an understanding of the so-called AdS/CFT correspondence,[2] a duality between the Yang-Mills-type quantum theory and supersymmetric string theory first suggested in the 1990s by Juan Martín Maldacena.[1] Staudacher suggests that the integrable spin chains of condensed matter physics may form the link between the two approaches.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Akademiepreis 2009, ("2009 Academy Award"), Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
  2. ^ a b Matthias Staudacher, "Integrable Spin Chains and the AdS/CFT Correspondence: Geometry and Physics after 100 Years of Einstein's Relativity", Potsdam, April 5–8, 2005. Retrieved 2010-02-05.
  3. ^ "Transcendentality and Crossing", in Journal of Statistical Mechanics, written 14 November 2006, published 30 January 2007. doi:10.1088/1742-5468/2007/01/P01021 Retrieved 2010-02-06.
  4. ^ "Princeton physicists connect string theory with established physics", press release, Prunceton University, 1 May 2007. Retrieved 2010-02-06.