Anton Kapustin

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Anton Kapustin
Born Anton Nikolayevich Kapustin
(1971-11-10) November 10, 1971 (age 45)
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Residence United States
Nationality Russian-American
Fields Theoretical physics
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[citation needed]

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.[1] 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.

His celebrated recent work with Edward Witten rephrases the geometric version of the Langlands conjecture in terms of certain dualities in supersymmetric gauge theories.

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".[2]


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