Gerardus 't Hooft, Nobel Prize in Physics 1999
|Also Known As:||"Gerard 't Hooft"|
|Birthplace:||Den Helder, Den Helder, North Holland, The Netherlands|
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About Gerard 't Hooft, Nobel Prize in Physics - 1999
Gerardus (Gerard) 't Hooft (Dutch: [ˌɣɪːrɑrt ət ˈɦoːft]; born July 5, 1946) is a Dutch theoretical physicist and professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with his thesis advisor Martinus J. G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions".
His work concentrates on gauge theory, black holes, quantum gravity and fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics. His contributions to physics include a proof that gauge theories are renormalizable, dimensional regularization, and the holographic principle.