Pedro Vieira

Perimeter Institute and ICTP-SAIFR

2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize

For profound contributions to the understanding of quantum field theory.


I have the best job in the world. I am so grateful to those who so strongly believe and invest in me in Canada and in Brazil, and most especially to Catarina who supports me in both hemispheres, all the time. As if physics and science advancement weren't amazing enough on their own, I am fortunate to have the best collaborators who are also my very best friends. They would have been at least as deserving of this prize. How lucky am I for having met Miguel Costa, Volodya Kazakov, Neil Turok, Rob Myers, Nathan Berkovits, Michael Duschenes, David Tiviluk, Jaume Gomis and Justin Loomes who so deeply shaped my life thus far. My parents Guida and Sergio, my brother Tiago, my partner (and emerald) Jandira – you are the best. Catarina is so awesome she deserves to appear again in this message. Thank you all. Life is great.

Pedro Vieira