Gerard 't Hooft

Gerard 't Hooft

1999 Nobel Prize in Physics

Gerard't Hooft is a Dutch theoretical physicist and professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with his thesis advisor Martinus J. G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions.

Education and Work Experience
  • 1969-1972, PhD from Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • 1972-1974, Postdoctoral Fellow at CERN, Geneva
  • 1974-1976, Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • 1976-1978, Morris Loeb Lecturer at Stanford and Harvard, the United States
  • 1978-2007, Full Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • 2007-2016, Editor-in-chief for Foundations of Physics
Honors and Awards
    • 1979, Heineman Prize
    • 1981, Wolf Prize
    • 1986, Lorentz Medal
    • 1995, Spinoza Prize
    • 1995, Franklin Medal
    • 1999, Nobel Prize in Physics
    • 2010, Lomonosov Gold Medal
    • 2011, Distinguished professor by Utrecht University
Major Academic Achievements

His work concentrates on gauge theory, black holes, quantum gravity and fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics. His contributions to physics include a proof that gauge theories are renormalizable, dimensional regularization and the holographic principle.