:: Keynote Speakers

Prof. Juan Maldacena from Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA.
Talk time and date (online talk): August/--/2024

Juan Maldacena is a renowned theoretical physicist especially in holography. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maldacena is best known for his significant contributions to the field of theoretical physics, particularly in the areas of quantum gravity, string theory, and quantum field theory. He gained widespread recognition for proposing the AdS/CFT correspondence, also known as the Maldacena duality, which establishes a connection between gravity in higher-dimensional space and quantum field theories on lower-dimensional boundaries. Maldacena's work has greatly influenced and advanced our understanding of fundamental physics. He is currently a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

“Mencion de Honor Diputado Nacional Dr. Juan Bautista Alberdi” Award, C´amara de Diputados, Argentina 2022;
Galileo Galilei Medal 2019;
Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas 2018;
Albert Einstein Medal 2018;
Lorentz Medal 2018;
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics 2012;
Pomeranchuk Prize 2012;
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Dirac Prize and Medal 2008;
American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society, Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics 2007;
American Physical Society, Edward A. Bouchet Award 2004;
Pius XI Medal 2002;
Sackler Prize in Physics 2000;
UNESCO, Javed Husain Prize for Young Scientists 1999;
MacArthur Fellowship 1999;
Packard Fellowship 1998;
Sloan Fellowship 1998;
Honorary doctorate: University of Buenos Aires 2019, KU Leuven 2022;
Prof. Shahin Sheikh-Jabbari from IPM, Iran, and Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
Talk time and date (online talk): August/--/2024

Top 10 Iranian Scientists, and Continues member of Iran Science Elites Federation

Some Notable contributions to the field

Study of Holographic Dark Energy
Black Hole Physics
Holographic Noncommutativity
Holographic Entanglement Entropy
Quantum Structure of Space-Time Emerging from String Theory in the context of AdS/CFT Correspondence

3rd place in the global national University entrance exams in Engineering, 1990;
Awarded as the 1st grade in BS class in Sharif University, 1994;
1st grade in the global national entrance exam of Masters degree in Physics, 1994;
Awarded in Sharif University as the 1st grade in PhD class (Graduates of 1998);
Khwarizmi Young scientist award for top-cited papers on noncommutative geometry 2001;
Awarded as authors of top-cited papers of the year 2003;
2nd place in the Khwarizmi International Award 2006;
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Dirac Prize and Medal 2007;
The Weyl Prize 2008;
Allameh Tabatabai Scientific Award of the National Elite Foundation 2012;


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Address: LIB 312, Department of Mathematics, Kelowna Campus, UBC Okanagan, Canada.
Dates: August 17-18, 2024
Time: 7:00-19:00

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