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Hiroshi (Hirosi Ooguri) Oguri

Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics; Director, Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics

B.A., Kyoto University (Japan), 1984; M.A., 1986; Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 1989. Visiting Associate, Caltech, 1999-2000; Professor, 2000-07; Kavli Professor, 2007-; Deputy Chair, 2010-15; Director, 2014-.
Research Areas: Physics; Mathematics

Research Interests

Ooguri is a theoretical physicist working on quantum field theory, quantum gravity, and string theory. More information can be found at his personal webpage here.

His name is spelled as "Hiroshi Oguri" in government documents.

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Reseach Publication: INSPIRE-HEP profile

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1984        Kyoto University  B.S. in Physics 
1986Kyoto UniversityM.A. in Physics 
1989University of Tokyo     Ph.D. in Physics   Ph.D. Thesis


1986-1989University of TokyoAssistant Professor
1988-1989Institute for Adavnced Study                  Member
1989-1990University of Chicago       Assistant Professor
1990-1994Kyoto University          Associate Professor
1994-2000University of California, BerkeleyProfessor
2007-presentCaltechFred Kavli Professor
2010-2015CaltechDeputy Chair, Division of Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy
2014-presentCaltechDirector of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics

Selected Awards:

1999Class of 1999, UC BerkeleyOne of the Best Instructors
2008American Mathematical SocietyEisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics
2008Alexandar Von Humboldt FoundationHumboldt Research Award
2009Mathematical Society of JapanTakagi Lecturer
2009Nishina Memorial FoundationNishina Memorial Prize
2012Simons FoundationSimons Investigator
2012American Mathematical SocietyFellow in the Inaugural Class
2014KodanshaKodansha Prize for Science Books
2016   Chunichi ShimbunChunichi Cultural Award
2016American Academy of Arts and SciencesMember
2016International Planetarium SocietyBest Educational Production Award

Professional Activities:

1996-2000Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryFaculty Senior Scientist
2007-presentKavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the UniversePrincipal Investigator
2003-present Aspen Center for PhysicsMember
2011-2016Aspen Center for PhysicsTrustee
2016-presentAspen Center for PhysicsPresident