Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


Award ceremony of the Galileo Galilei medal

May 02, 2019


Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will be the first recipient of the Galileo Galilei Medal, established by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with the Galileo Galilei Institute.
The award recognizes Maldacena for “his pioneering ideas in theoretical physics, and in particular for the discovery of duality between gravity and quantum field theory, with far-reaching implications.”
The award ceremony will take place on May 2, 2019 at Villa Galileo, the last home of Galileo Galileo, in Arcetri, Florence.
The Galileo Galilei Medal will be awarded every two years to scientists who have achieved significant results in the field of theoretical physics of fundamental interactions between elementary particles, including gravity and nuclear phenomena, in the 25 years preceding the award date.