Juan Maldacena

Institute for Advanced Study

2012 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

For the gauge/gravity duality, relating gravitational physics in a spacetime and quantum field theory on the boundary of the spacetime. This correspondence demonstrates that black holes and quantum mechanics are compatible, resolving the black hole information paradox. It also provides a useful tool for the study of strongly coupled quantum systems, giving insights into a range of problems from high temperature nuclear matter to high temperature superconductors.

Juan Maldacena

Ceremony Acceptance Video

Breakthrough Prize Symposium Talks

Selected Public Talks