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Michael Green (physicist)

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Nationality  British
Role  Physicist

Name  Michael Green
Doctoral advisor  Richard J. Eden
Fields  Physics
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Born  Michael Boris Green 22 May 1946 (age 69) London (1946-05-22)
Institutions  University of Cambridge Queen Mary, University of London Princeton University University of Oxford
Alma mater  Churchill College, Cambridge
Thesis  Crossing Symmetry And Duality in Strong Interactions (1970)
Doctoral students  Wafic Sabra Michael Gutperle Ling-Yan Hung Miguel Paulos Aninda Sinha David Richards Marco Barrozo Bogdan Stefanski Tathagata Dasgupta Linda Uruchurtu
Education  University of Cambridge, Princeton University
Awards  Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Residence  Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Michael Boris Green (born 22 May 1946) is a British physicist and one of the pioneers of string theory. Currently a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and a Fellow in Clare Hall, Cambridge in England, he was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 2009 to 2015.


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Education and background

Green was born the son of Genia Green and Absalom Green. He attended William Ellis School in London and Churchill College, Cambridge where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in theoretical physics (1967) and a PhD in elementary particle theory (1970).


Following his PhD, Green did postdoctoral research at Princeton University (1970–72), Cambridge and the University of Oxford. Between 1978 and 1993 he was a Lecturer and Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London, and in July 1993 he was appointed John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. On 19 October 2009 he was confirmed as the next Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, to succeed Stephen Hawking on 1 November 2009,. In 2015 was succeeded in that chair by Michael Cates, a specialist in colloids, gels, and particulate materials.


After many years in collaboration with John Henry Schwarz, he co-discovered the anomaly cancellation in type I string theory in 1984. This insight, named the Green–Schwarz mechanism, initiated the First Superstring Revolution. Green has also worked on Dirichlet boundary conditions in string theory which have led to the postulation of D-branes and instantons.

Awards and honours

Green has been awarded the Dirac and Maxwell Medals of the Institute of Physics, UK, the Dirac Prize of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste) and the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics of the American Physical Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1989. Green has co-authored more than 150 research papers.

His nomination for the Royal Society reads

On 12 December 2013, Michael Green shared the Fundamental Physics Prize with John Henry Schwarz "for opening new perspectives on quantum gravity and the unification of forces."

Selected publications

  • Green, M., John H. Schwarz, and E. Witten. Superstring Theory. Vol. 1, Introduction. Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988. ISBN 9780521357524.
  • Superstring Theory. Vol. 2, Loop Amplitutes, Anomalies and Phenomenology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1988. ISBN 9780521357531.
  • References

    Michael Green (physicist) Wikipedia

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