Mehran Kardar (Persian: مهران کاردار) is a prominent Iranian born physicist, full Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He received his B.A. in Cambridge University, and gained his Ph.D at MIT. Mehran Kardar is particularly known for the KPZ equation (Kardar-Parisi-Zhang[) in theoretical physics, which has been named after him and collaborators. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001. He is the author of two books,
- Statistical Physics of Fields. University of Cambridge Press, 2007.
- Statistical Physics of Particles. University of Cambridge Press, Awards:989 – Presidential Young Investigator Award &School of Science Prize in Graduate Teaching