Davide Gaiotto Joins Perimeter Institute Faculty

Davide Gaitto is a recent recipient of a New Horizons in Physics Prize for emerging work as a young researcher, from the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation. Learn more

Davide Gaiotto, a quantum field theorist from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, will join Perimeter Institute as a faculty member in 2011.

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Davide Gaiotto to its research faculty. Dr. Gaiotto joins PI from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

In making the announcement, PI’s Director Neil Turok said, “Davide is an exceptionally creative young theoretical physicist. His work has provided powerful new approaches to our fundamental understanding of quantum fields, which are the basis of our description of all of particle physics, nuclear and condensed matter physics, as well as early universe cosmology. With Davide joining PI, we will have one of the strongest groups worldwide in what I would call ‘high powered’ quantum field theory.”

Dr. Gaiotto works at the interface of quantum field theory and string theory, and has already achieved several important advances. In a paper published in 2009 (Arxiv:09042715), for example, he presented a new way of constructing and studying supersymmetric gauge theories which has led to novel techniques for probing the quantum dynamics of gauge theories.

Dr. Gaiotto received his PhD from Princeton University in 2004 under the supervision of Leonardo Rastelli. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard from 2004 to 2007, and has been a long-term Member at the Institute for Advanced Study since 2007. He will arrive at Perimeter Institute in 2011 as a junior faculty member.

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