The Nobel laureate has planned to partake the scientific workshop on cosmology in Quy Nhon Town of Binh Dinh Province. Deputy Chairman of Binh Dinh province People’s Committee Tran Chau and Professor Tran Thanh Van welcomed Professor Gerard‘t Hooft at the airport.
A series of scientific workshops on cosmology are being held in the south-central Vietnam’s Binh Dinh Province at the International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE).
The first two seminars of the series, “Cosmology” and “Viet Nus 2017,” were organized on Monday at the headquarters of ICISE in Binh Dinh’s Quy Nhon City, tackling the theme of ‘Neutrino: Challenges and Limitations.’
Professor Gerardus ’t Hooft was born in July 5, 1946 in Den Helder, Netherlands. He is a Dutch theoretical physicist and professor at Utrecht University.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1999 was awarded jointly to Gerardus’t Hooft and his thesis adviser Martinus J.G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics". Their work facilitated the finding of a new subatomic particle, the top quark.
His work concentrates on gauge theory, black holes, quantum gravity and fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics and the fundamental theory of particle physics. His contributions to physics include a proof that gauge theories are renormalizable, dimensional regularization, and the holographic principle.
Professor Gerardus ’t Hooft participated in the opening ceremony of the scientific event today with 70 other scientists from 19 nations. Scientists delivered reports on Direct and Indirect Observation, Physics beyond the Standard Model, the baryon asymmetry of the Universe and the existence of Dark Matter (DM) - a long standing puzzle in fundamental physics.