Juan N. Maldacena

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Juan Maldacena
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In 1999 and at the age of 30, Juan N. Maldacena became one of the youngest professors in the history of Harvard University to be granted tenure. This Argentine theoretical physicist has been a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey since 2002, researching the beginning of the big bang and the interior of black holes. A graduate of Instituto Balseiro, he won the Yuri Milner Prize for Fundamental Physics in 2012, the Konex Brillant Prize and the Konex Platinum Prize in 2013. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, of the American Academy of Arts and Science, of the American Physical Society and the Scientific Council of the International Center for Theoretical Physics in the United States. He was also awarded the Albert Einstein Medal (2018) and the Galileo Galilei Medal (2019).