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David Gross
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Gross in October 2007
Born
David Jonathan Gross

February 19, 1941 (1941-02-19) (age 80)
Nationality American
Education Hebrew University of Jerusalem (BSc, MSc)
University of California, Berkeley (PhD)
Known for Asymptotic freedom
Heterotic string
Gross–Neveu model
Spouse(s) Shulamith Toaff Gross (divorced; 2 children)
Jacquelyn Savani
Awards Dirac Medal (1988)
Harvey Prize (2000)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2004)
Scientific career
Fields Quantum field theory, string theory
Institutions University of California, Santa Barbara
Harvard University
Princeton University
Doctoral advisor Geoffrey Chew
Doctoral students Natan Andrei
Frank Wilczek
Edward Witten
William E. Caswell
Eric D'Hoker
Rajesh Gopakumar
Nikita Nekrasov
Signature
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David Jonathan Gross (/ɡrs/; born February 19, 1941) is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of asymptotic freedom. Gross is the Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

He is a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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