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Michael Green FRS (Physicist, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge)


Michael Green is Stephen Hawking's successor as the 18th Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His post starts on 1st November 2009.

Michael Green Demographics:
  • Name - Michael Boris Green
  • Born - 22 May 1946
  • Birthplace - London
  • Nationality - British
  • Occupation - Physicist
  • Parents - Genia Green & Absalom Green.
Michael Green Facts:
  • John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Physics at Cambridge (till 31st October 2009).
  • Professor Green is one of the original group of physicists that developed string theory - member of the "string quartet".
Michael Green Education & Professional Life:
  • William Ellis School in London.
  • Churchill College at Cambridge University - BA (1967) & PhD (1970).
  • Postdocs at Princeton, Cambridge and the University of Oxford.
  • Lecturer & Professor at Queen Mary, University of London (1978-1993).
  • John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University (July 1993 - October 2009).
  • Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at University of Cambridge (November 2009).
Michael Green Research Interests:
  • Elementary Particles
  • Quantum Gravity & Quantum Field Theory
  • Statistical Physics
  • String Theory
Michael Green Academic Plaudits:
  • Fellow of the Royal Society (1989).
  • Reported to have a scientific research impact h-index of 44.
  • Pioneer of superstring theory.
  • Discovered the anomaly cancellation in type I string theory, with collaborator John H. Schwarz, in 1984.
  • Led to the incorporation of supersymmetry with string theory - now known as superstring theory.
  • Examined Dirichlet boundary conditions in string theory - leading to the discovery of D-branes.
  • Dirac and Maxwell Medals of the Institute of Physics, UK.
  • Dirac Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste).
  • Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society (2002).
Michael Green Interesting Online Publication:
Superstrings - Scientific American (September 1986)


Image Credit - Michael Green University of Cambridge.

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