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Ashoke Sen

Professor Ashoke Sen FRS

Fellow


Elected: 1998

Biography

Ashoke Sen is known for his brilliant contributions to unravelling the structure of supersymmetric quantum field theory and superstring theory. He was a leading figure in developing relationships between conformal field theories, string theory and string field theory. His profound insights into the duality symmetries of N=4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills field theory led him to predict and confirm the existence of Dyon-monopole bound states that sparked an explosion of activity in related areas of physics and mathematics. He has been a leading figure in these developments, particularly in the application of string theory methods to determining quantum properties of black holes as well as the structure of Yang–Mills quantum field theory.

Awards

  • Blackett and Jagdish Chandra Bose Memorial Lectures

    On 'Search for a unified theory'.