GREEN, MICKAEL B. / Physics / Researchers

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Currently, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge, Theoretical High Energy Particle Physics Group, and next Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University.

Research interests

- Classical field theory
- Conformal Field Theory
- High Energy Physics
- Quantum Field Theory
- Quantum Gravity
- String/M Theory
- Supersymmetry
- Symmetries

Green, a fellow of the Royal Society, is regarded as one of the founding fathers of string theory. In 1984, in what is deemed the first superstring revolution, he developed the Green–Schwarz mechanism – a major discovery that led to the realization that string theory may be able to describe all the elementary particles and the interactions between them – together with John Schwartz from the California Institute of Technology. String theory became the first theory in physics to predict the number of space–time dimensions and in 1984 went from being a fringe activity to mainstream theoretical physics

Prizes and awards

2007 Naylor Prize (London Mathematical Society)
2004 Dirac Medal (Institute of Physics)
2002 Dannie Heinemann Prize (American Physical Society)
1989 Dirac Medal (International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste)
Fellowship of the Royal Society, 1989


Book: Superstring Theory (CUP 1987) Vol. I and Vol. II

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