Professor Jeffrey A. Harvey

Professor of Physics, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, USA

Jeffrey Harvey is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also a former trustee at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Among his many contributions to the field of theoretical physics, he is one of the co-discoverers of the heterotic string and co-discoverer of the anomaly inflow mechanism of anomaly cancellation.
He has worked on a variety of topics in particle physics, cosmology, string theory and mathematical physics. These include the structure of solitons such as magnetic monopoles, the structure of BPS states in quantum field theory and string theory, and the uses of anomalies in field theory and string theory. Most recently he has discovered new kinds of moonshine relations between sporadic groups and modular forms and explored their connections to conformal field theory and string theory. He has won teaching awards for both undergraduate and graduate teaching at the University of Chicago.