Eric Zaslow is an American mathematical physicist at Northwestern University.

Biography

Zaslow attended Harvard University, earning his Ph.D. in physics in 1995,[1] with thesis "Kinks, twists, and folds : exploring the geometric musculature of quantum field theory" written under the direction of Cumrun Vafa.[2] His research focuses on mathematical questions arising from duality symmetries in theoretical physics such as mirror symmetry. With Andrew Strominger and Shing-Tung Yau, he formulated the SYZ conjecture.[3]

He was named to the 2021 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to mathematical physics and mirror symmetry".[4]

Zaslow is also known for being internationally ranked in ultimate, with seven world or national championships[1] and has written limericks about physics competitively.[5]

References

"Vita" (PDF).

Eric Zaslow at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

Strominger, Andrew; Yau, Shing-Tung; Zaslow, Eric (1996). "Mirror symmetry is T-duality". Nuclear Physics B. 479 (1): 243–259. arXiv:hep-th/9606040. Bibcode:1996NuPhB.479..243S. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(96)00434-8. S2CID 14586676.

2021 Class of Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2020-11-02

"David Morin, Eric Zaslow, E'beth Haley, John Golden, Nathan Salwen (Harvard Team)". Archived from the original on 2013-06-01. Retrieved 2015-07-29.

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