Gerard 't Hooft
  • 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics


Gerard't Hooft 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".

Education and Work Experience

1969-1972, PhD from Utrecht University, the Netherlands
1972-1974, Postdoctoral Fellow at CERN, Geneva
1974-1976, Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands
1976-1978, Morris Loeb Lecturer at Stanford and Harvard, the United States
1978-2007, Full Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands
2007-2016, Editor-in-chief for Foundations of Physics

Honors and Awards

1979, Heineman Prize
1981, Wolf Prize
1986, Lorentz Medal
1995, Spinoza Prize
1995, Franklin Medal
1999, Nobel Prize in Physics 2010, Lomonosov Gold Medal
2011, Distinguished professor by Utrecht University

Major Academic Achievements

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.