Gerard 't Hooft
|Gerard 't Hooft|
July 5, 1946 |
Den Helder, Netherlands
|Known for||Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity|
|Awards||Heineman Prize (1979)
Wolf Prize (1981)
Lorentz Medal (1986)
Spinoza Prize (1995)
Franklin Medal (1995)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1999)
Lomonosov Gold Medal (2010)
Gerardus "Gerard" 't Hooft (born July 5, 1946) is a Dutch physicist. He shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with his doctoral advisor Martinus J. G. Veltman.
Personal life[change | change source]
He is married to Albertha Schik (Betteke) and has two daughters, Saskia and Ellen.
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Early life[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
After Gerard 't Hooft passed his high school exams in 1964, he saved in the physics program at Utrecht University.In 1969, 't Hooft started on his PhD with Martinus Veltman as his advisor. In 1971 his first paper was published.