David Gross (String Theory)

David Gross was one of the physicists who developed the heterotic string theory, one of the major findings of the first superstring revolution.
In 2004, Gross earned (along with colleagues Frank Wilczek and David Politzer) the Nobel Prize in Physics for their 1973 discovery of asymptotic freedom in the strong nuclear interaction of quarks. (This means that the strong interaction between quarks gets weaker at extremely short distances.)
Since 1997, Dr. Gross has been the director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In this capacity, Gross is known not only as a strong advocate for string theory but also as a strong opponent of the anthropic principle as applied to the string theory landscape.

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