'T HOOFT, GERARD / Physique / Chercheurs

Centre International de Recherche Scientifique

Chercheurs

Physique / 'T HOOFT, GERARD

g.thooftphys.uu.nl

Position

Professor Theoretical Physics

Spinoza Instituut and Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Thèmes de recherche

Gauge theories in elementary particle physics, Quantum gravity and black holes, Fundamental aspects of quantum physics.

Prix et récompenses

Dannie Heineman Prize, New York, USA (1979), Leigh Page Prize Lecturer (1982), Wolf Prize of the State of Israel (1982), Pius XI Medal, Vatican (1983), Lorentz Medal, Amsterdam (1986), Physica Prize, Utrecht (1995), Franklin Medal, USA (1995), Spinoza Premium, Neth. Organization for Scientific Research NOW (1995), 2- 2-: Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Leuven, Belgium. (1996), The Gian Carlo Wick Commemorative Medal, World Federation of Scientists, Lausanne, Switzerland (1997), Honorary Doctorate at the University of Bologna, Italy (1998), Oskar Klein Silver Medal, Royal Academy of Sweden, Stockholm (1999), The 1999 High Energy Physics Prize, from the European Physical Society, 1999 Nobel Prize.

Memberships :
Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging, 1978 (honorary member 2000).
Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie voor Wetenschappen (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences), 26-4-82.
Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België (Foreign Member), 17-12-81.
Hollandsche Maatschappij der wetenschappen, 14-5-83.
National Academy of Sciences (USA), Foreign Associate, 1984.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Honorary Member, 14-5-86.
Académie des Sciences, Paris, Associé étranger, 1995
Institute of Physics (London), Fellow and Chartered Physicist, 2000.

Publications

The glorious days of physics, Renormalization of Gauge Theories, in "From the Planck Length to the Hubble Radius", Proc. Int. School of Subnuclear Physics, Erice 1998, Subnuclear Series Vol. 36, pp. 434-454, Ed. A. Zichichi, World Scientific, 2000, ISBN 9810241909,prepr. SPIN-1998/18, hep-th/9812203.

Topological Aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics , in "From the Planck Length to the Hubble Radius", Proc. Int. School of Subnuclear Physics, Erice 1998, Subnuclear Series Vol. 36, pp. 216-236, Ed. A. Zichichi, World Scientific, 2000, ISBN 9810241909, prepr. SPIN-1998/19, hep-th/9812204.

The Physics of Instantons in the Pseudoscalar and Vector Meson Mixing, SPIN-1999/01, hep-th/9903189.

Quantum Gravity as a Dissipative Deterministic System, SPIN-1999/07, gr-qc/9903084; Class. Quant. Grav. 16 (1999) 3263; also published in: Fundamental Interactions: from symmetries to black holes (Conference held on the occasion of the "Eméritat" of François Englert, 24-27 March 1999, ed. by J.-M. Frère et al, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, p. 221.

From electrical engineering via magnetical and coloral engineering to gravitational engineering, Closing Lecture, in Fundamental Interactions: from symmetries to black holes (Conference held on the occasion of the "Eméritat" of François Englert, 24-27 March 1999, ed. by J.-M. Frère et al, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, p. 287.

The Limits of Our Imagination in Elementary Particle Theory, Opening Lecture, in Highlights of Subnuclear Physics, 50 years later (Erice, Aug.-Sept. 1997), A. Zichichi, ed., The Subnuclear Series, Vol. 35, p. 1, World Scientific, 1999.

The Holographic Principle, Opening Lecture , in Basics and Highlights in Fundamental Physics, The Subnuclear series, Vol. 37, World Scientific, 2001 (Erice, August 1999), A. Zichichi, ed., pp. 72-100, SPIN-2000/06, hep-th/0003004.

Determinism and Dissipation in Quantum Gravity, presented at Basics and Highlights in Fundamental Physics, The Subnuclear series, Vol. 37, World Scientific, 2001 (Erice, August 1999), A. Zichichi, ed., pp. 397-430, SPIN-2000/07, hep-th/0003005.

A Confrontation with Infinity, Nobel Lecture in Physics 1999, Reviews of Mod. Phys. 72 (2000) 333. In slightly modified form: in Proceedings of the International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Modern Physics, S.H. Connel and R. Tegen, eds, World Scientific, 2001, pp 317 - 331, and in: Highlights of Mathematical Physics, A Fokas et al, Eds., American Mathematical Society, ISBN 0-8218-3223-9, pp 243 - 254.

A Confrontation with Infinity, preceeded by an autobiography, in Les Prix Nobel 1999, Norstedts Tryckeri, Stockholm 2000, pp. 51 - 74. Reprinted in: Nobel Lectures, Including Presentation Speeches and Laureates' Biobraphies, PHYSICS 1996 - 2000, G. Ekspong, ed., World Scientific, pp. 347 - 370.

Obstacles on the way towards the Quantization of Space, Time And Matter - and possible resolutions, Stud. Hist. Phil. Mod. Phys., Vol. 32 No 2, pp. 157-180, 2001, SPIN-2000/20.

Can there be Physics without Experiments? Challenges and Pittfalls (revised version of the Oskar Klein Lecture, Stockholm, June 1. 1999), SPIN-2000/24, Int. Journal of Modern Physics A 16 (2001) 2895-2908.

Lectures given at the 5th WE Heraeus Summer School, Saalburg/Germany, September 1999, on "Monopoles, Instantons and Confinement", SPIN-2000/28, hep-th/0010225.

Quantum Chromodynamics (Abstract only), Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 9 (2000) 11-12, 925-926.

Holography and Quantum Gravity (Summary), in Supersymmetry in the Theories of Fields, Strings and Branes, Proceedings of the Advanced School, Santiago de Compostella, Spain, 26-31 July, 1999, J.L.F. Barbon and J.M.F. Labastida eds. (World Scientific, Singapore) pp. 153-155.

The Discovery of the Renormalizability of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories (Closing Lecture), in Proceedings of the International School of Subnuclear Physics, Subnuclear series, volume 38: Theory and Experiment Heading for New Physics, Erice 2000, A. Zichichi, ed., World Scientific, p. 656, SPIN-2001/03.

Determinism in Free Bosons, SPIN-2001/07, ITP-UU-01/14, hep-th/0104080, to be published in the International Journal of Theoretical Physics, (Feb 2003.)

How Does God Play Dice? (Pre-)Determinism at the Planck Scale, in Quantum [Un]speakables, From Bell to Quantum Information, R.A. Bertlmann and A. Zeilinger, eds, ISBN 3-540-42756-2 Springer Verlag, pp 307-316. SPIN-2001/09, ITP-UU-01/15, hep-th/0104219.

Quantum Mechanics and determinism , in Proceedings of the Eighth Int. Conf. on "Particles, Strings and Cosmology, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Apr. 10-15, 2001, P. Frampton and J. Ng, Eds., Rinton Press, Princeton, pp. 275 - 285; ITP-UU/01/18, SPIN-2001/11, hep-th/0105105.

Introduction to General Relativity, monograph, Rinton Press, Inc., Princeton, ISBN 1-58949-000-2.

Large N, in Phenomenology of Large Nc QCD, Proceedings from the Institute for Nuclear Theory - Vol. 12, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA 9 - 11 January 2002, World Scientific. pp 3 - 18. ISBN 981-238-096-5. SPIN-2002/08, hep-th/0204069.

Can Quantum mechanics be reconciled with Cellular Automata?, lecture given at the Conference on "Digital Perspective in Physics", Arlington, July 25, 2001. SPIN-2002/15, to be published in the International Journal of Theoretical Physics, (Feb 2003.)

The Universe of the Elementary Particles, talk given at CEA Cadarache, France, July 2002. ITP-2002/32, SPIN-2002/20.

Perturbative Confinement, Presented at QCD'02, July 2002. Nuclear Physics B (Proc. Suppl.) 121 (2003) 333-340, ITF-2002/39, SPIN-2002/22, hep-th/0207179.

On Peculiarities and Pit Falls in Path Integrals, Opening Lecture given at the 7th International Conference on Path Integrals, "From Quarks to Galaxies", Antwerp, May 2002, dedicated to Prof. Josef T. Devreese on the occasion of his 65th birthday, phys. stat. sol. (b) 237, No. 1, 13-22 (2003), ITF-2002/41, SPIN-2002/23, hep-th/0208054.

The Obstinate Reductionist's Point of View on the Laws of Physics, in: Europa - Vision und Wirklichkeit, Europäisches Forum Alpbach 2001, ed. E. Busek, verlag Österreich, 2002, ISBN 3-7046-3843-9, pp. 296 - 305.

Confinement of Quarks, in Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Particles and Nuclei (Panic'02), Osaka, Japan, Sept.-Oct., 2002, pp. 3c - 19c; ITP-UU-02/65, SPIN-02/41.

The Hidden Information in the Standard Model, in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Frontiers of Science, in honor of the 80th Birthday of C.N. Yang, 17-19 June 2002, Tsinghua University, Beijing, ISBN 981-238-407-3 / 981-238-414-6, pp 124 - 135, and in: Symmetry & Modern Physics, Yang Retirement Symposium, A. Goldhaber et al eds., ISBN 981-238-503-7 / 981-238 563-0 (pbk), pp 207 - 218.

Determinism beneath Quantum Mechanics, presented at Temple University, Philadelphia, September 25, 2002; pub. in Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics, The Frontiers Collection, eds. A. Elitzur et al, Springer 2005, ISBN 1612-3018, pp. 99 - 111; quant-ph/0212095, ITP-UU-02/69, SPIN-02/45.

Perturbative Quantum Gravity, in Proceedings of the International School of Subnuclear Physics, Erice 2002, From Quarks and Gluons to Quantum Gravity, Subnuclear Series Vol. 40, ed. A. Zichichi, World Scientific, pp 249 - 269.

Analytisch speculeren mag zelfs van Popper, Natuur en techniek, 71e jaargang # 1, januari 2003, pp 59 - 65.

Horizons. Erice Lecture Notes (2003), ITF-UU-04/01, SPIN-04/01, gr-qc/0401027.

Renormalization without infinities , in The Launching of La Belle Epoque of High Energy Physics & Cosmology, 32nd Coral Gables Conf. Proc., Th. Curtright et al, eds, World Scientific 2004, pp. 65 -74; Int. J. Mod.Phys. A20 (2005) 1336-1345 (hep-th/0405032).

Letters optellen, in Bij die wereld wil ik horen!, Zesendertig columns & drie essays over de vorming tot academicus, H. Procee et al (red), Boom, Amsterdam, pp. 84-85.

Minimal Strings for Baryons, Presented at the Trento Workshop on "Hadrons and Strings", July 2004, ITP-UU-04/17; Spin-04/10; hep-th/0408148.

Confinement at Large Nc , in "Large Nc QCD", Eds J.L. Goity et al, World Scientific, 2005, ISBN 981-256-399-7. pp. 1-13, ITP-UU-04/18; Spin-04/11; hep-th/0408183.

A theory of everything? - Nature 433 (2005) 257-259.

The Conceptual Basis of Quantum Field Theory, to be published in Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Elsevier.

50 Years of Yang-Mills Theory, Ed. G. 't Hooft, World Scientific 2005, ISBN 981-238-934-2 / 981-256-007-6 (pbk)

Kronkels in ruimte en tijd, quantummechanica, en het landschap der snaren.

The Holographic Mapping of the Standard Model onto the Black Hole Horizon, Part I: Abelian Vector Field, Scalar Field and BEH Mechanism, Class. Quantum Grav. 22 (2005) 4179-4188, ITP-UU-05/17, SPIN-05/13, gr-qc/0504120 (Note: some sign corrections and further elucidations in the published version).

Does God play dice? , Physics World, 18, No. 12, December 2005.

Unravelling Nature's Elementary Building Blocks - Challenges of Big Science, presented at the Einstein Symposium, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, June 4, 2005.

Voorwoord. Jaarboek 2005 van de Vereniging voor Technische Fysica, Delft.

De Ultieme Informatieparadox van Zwarte Gaten, in het raadsel van informatie, Paradisolezing, Boom - Amsterdam 2005, Bennie Mols, red., pp. 113-130.

Kleiner dan kleinst - In het binnenste van de materie. Bres, Tijdschrift voor wetenschap en verwondering 235, dec'05/jan 2006, pp. 12-17.

Invariance under complex transformations, and its relevance to the cosmological constant problem, with S. Nobbenhuis, ITP-UU-06/06, SPIN-06/04, gr-qc/0602076, Class. Quant. Grav., to be publ..

Het einde van de informatierevolutie - De wet van Moore is less. Bres, Tijdschrift voor wetenschap en verwondering 236, feb/maart 2006, pp. 73-78.

The mathematical basis for deterministic quantum mechanics, ITP-UU-06/14, SPIN-06/12, quant-ph/0604008

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