Juan Maldacena

1999 Influentials Previous   Next    Juan Maldacena Back to list
Associate Professor of Physics Harvard University Cambridge, MA Mr. Maldacena recently secured a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" grant for his work on "string theory," a method for describing gravity in the same terms as other forces in the universe. A colleague from the University of Chicago was so taken by this theory that he penned a new version of "Macarena" called "Maldacena." Mr. Maldacena was hired as a tenure-track associate professor by Harvard's Physics Department just two years after earning his doctorate degree.