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David J. Gross is the Chancellor’s Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.”

David J. Gross is the Chancellor’s Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics and the former Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining KITP, he was the Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics at Princeton University. Gross was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics (with Politzer and Wilczek) “for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.” Other awards include Sakurai Prize, MacArthur fellowship, Dirac Medal, Oskar Klein Medal, Harvey Prize, High Energy and Particle Physics Prize (European Physical Society), Grande Médaille d’Or (French Academy of Sciences). Memberships include U.S. National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Indian Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2020, he became the past President of the American Physical Society.

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