Simon Caron-Huot

McGill University

2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize

For profound contributions to the understanding of quantum field theory.


How does Nature work at the shortest of distances? We live at a time where answers can be proposed and concretely tested, and it is amazing to be able to work full-time on this endeavor. I would like to thank all my mentors and collaborators, and especially Guy Moore and Nima Arkani-Hamed, for showing how to tackle challenging problems and for inspiring the highest scientific ideals to which one can only aspire. I am grateful for all the unanticipated opportunities I have had, and would like to thank my parents and spouse for their support and inspiration. Merci.

Simon Caron-Huot