Prof. Cumrun Vafa – reciepient of the Dirac Medal (2008) and the Eisenbud Prize

Cumrun Vafa (Persian: کامران وفا‎, [kɒːmˈrɒːn væˈfɒː]; born 1960 in Tehran[1]) is an Iranian-American leading string theorist from Harvard University where he started as a Harvard Junior Fellow. He is a recipient of the 2008 Dirac Medal.

He graduated from Alborz High School and went to the US in 1977. He got his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a double major in physics and mathematics. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1985 under the supervision of Edward Witten.[1] He then became a junior fellow at Harvard, where he later got a junior faculty position. In 1989 he was offered a senior faculty position, and he has been there ever since. Currently, he is the Donner Professor of Science at Harvard University.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumrun_Vafa

 

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