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|Born||Anton Nikolayevich Kapustin
November 10, 1971
Moscow, Russian SFSR
|Institutions||Moscow State University
California Institute of Technology
Institute for Advanced Study
|Alma mater||Moscow State University (B.S.),
California Institute of Technology (Ph.D.)
|Thesis||Topics in Heavy Quark Physics (1997)|
|Doctoral advisor||John Preskill|
Anton Nikolayevich Kapustin is a Russian-American theoretical physicist and the Earle C. Anthony Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology and a former member of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University. His interests lie in quantum field theory and string theory. He has also done pioneering work in non-commutative geometry.
Kapustin was born in Moscow, Russia on November 10, 1971. After earning a B.S. in physics from Moscow State University, in 1993, he received his Ph.D. in the same subject from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1997. His graduate adviser at Caltech was John Preskill.
He is the son of the pianist-composer Nikolai Kapustin.
He gave an invited talk at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010, on the topic of "Mathematical Physics".
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