Award for AEI scientist

Joseph Ben Geloun has been awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize

October 08, 2015

For “his pioneering work on the renormalization of tensor field theories and his discovery of their generic asymptotic freedom”, Dr. Joseph Ben Geloun has been awarded the Young Scientist Prize in Mathematical Physics 2015-2017 of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

Ben Geloun entered research on quantum gravity – the unification of Einstein’s General Relativity and Quantum Theory – after his PhD. While investigating a new class of quantum field theories he discovered an unexpected property at very high energies (in the ultraviolet range). 

Joseph Ben Geloun was born 1976 in St. Louis, Sénégal. After graduating from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Sénégal, he received his PhD in 2007 from Université d’Abomey-Calavi in Bénin in mathematical physics.

After visitor’s and postdoctoral positions at Université Paris-Sud, France, the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, he became a Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, Germany. He continues his scientific work in Prof. Nicolai’s division on “Quantum Gravity and Unified Theories”.

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