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Prof. Leonard Susskind (Stanford University, USA)

27.06.2006 at 18:00 

Short biography:

Professor Leonard Susskind studied physics at City College of New York and obtained his PhD from Cornell University in 1965. He became the Felix Bloch Professor in Theoretical Physics at Stanford University in 1979.

Leonard Susskind's contributions to physics have been tremendous. He has contributed to a variety of topics, such as the theory of quark confinement, the theory of scaling violations in deep inelastic electroproduction, and technicolor. He is also widely regarded as one of the fathers of string theory. His latest contributions include the string theory of black hole entropy, the principle of "black hole complementarity", the holographic principle, the matrix description of M-theory, the introduction of holographic entropy bounds in cosmology and the idea of an anthropic string theory landscape.

Leonard Susskind's achievements have earned him numerous prestigious awards, including the Sakurai Prize in Theoretical Particle Physics in 1997. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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