One of the leading particle physics phenomenologists of his generation, Nima Arkani-Hamed is concerned with the relation between theory and experiment. His research has shown how the extreme weakness of gravity, relative to other forces of nature, might be explained by the existence of extra dimensions of space, and how the structure of comparatively low-energy physics is constrained within the context of string theory. He has taken a lead in proposing new physical theories that can be tested at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland.
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. 1997; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Postdoctoral Fellow 1997–99; University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor 1999–2001, Associate Professor 2001; Harvard University, Visiting Professor 2001–02, Professor 2002–07; Institute for Advanced Study, Professor 2008–; Sloan Fellowship 2000–02; Packard Fellowship 2000–05; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member; European Physical Society, Gribov Medal 2003; Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Physics 2008
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Nima Arkani-Hamed is a theoretical physicist with interests in high-energy physics, string theory and cosmology. Formerly a professor at Harvard, Arkani-Hamed is now on the faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.