# Hiroshi (Hirosi Ooguri) Oguri

Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics; Director, Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics

B.A., Kyoto University (Japan), 1984; M.A., 1986; Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 1989. Visiting Associate, Caltech, 1999-2000; Professor, 2000-07; Kavli Professor, 2007-; Deputy Chair, 2010-15; Director, 2014-.

Research Areas:
Physics;
Mathematics

## Research Interests

Ooguri is a theoretical physicist working on quantum field theory, quantum gravity, and superstring theory. His research strategy is to discover mathematical structures in these theories and to exploit them to invent new theoretical tools to solve fundamental questions in physics. In particular, he developed the topological string theory to compute Feynman diagrams of superstring theory and used it to solve mysterious quantum mechanical properties of black holes. He also worked on conformal field theory in two dimensions, D branes in Calabi-Yau manifolds, the AdS/CFT correspondence, properties of supersymmetric field theories and their relation to superstring theory, and constraints of consistency of quantum gravity to its low energy effective theory.- Personal Webpage: ooguri.caltech.edu
- Reseach Publication: INSPIRE-HEP profile
- Google Scholar citation analysis

His name is spelled as "Hiroshi Oguri" in government documents.

**Education:**

1984 | Kyoto University | B.S. in Physics | |

1986 | Kyoto University | M.A. in Physics | |

1989 | University of Tokyo | Ph.D. in Physics | Ph.D. Thesis |

**Employment:**

1986-1989 | University of Tokyo | Assistant Professor |

1988-1989 | Institute for Adavnced Study | Member |

1989-1990 | University of Chicago | Assistant Professor |

1990-1994 | Kyoto University | Associate Professor |

1994-2000 | University of California, Berkeley | Professor |

2000-2007 | Caltech | Professor |

2007- | Caltech | Fred Kavli Professor |

2010-2015 | Caltech | Deputy Chair, Division of Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy |

2014- | Caltech | Director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics |

**Selected Awards:**

1999 | Class of 1999, UC Berkeley | One of the Best Instructors |

2008 | American Mathematical Society | Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics |

2008 | Alexandar Von Humboldt Foundation | Humboldt Research Award |

2009 | Mathematical Society of Japan | Takagi Lecturer |

2009 | Nishina Memorial Foundation | Nishina Memorial Prize |

2012 | Simons Foundation | Simons Investigator |

2012 | American Mathematical Society | Fellow in the Inaugural Class |

2014 | Kodansha | Kodansha Prize for Science Books |

2016 | Chunichi Shimbun | Chunichi Cultural Award |

2016 | American Academy of Arts and Sciences | Member |

2016 2018 2019 | International Planetarium Society Joachim Herz Foundation Emperor of Japan | Best Educational Production Award Hamburg Prize Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon |

**Professional Activities:**

1996-2000 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Faculty Senior Scientist |

2007-2018 2018 - | Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe | Principal Investigator Director |

2003- | Aspen Center for Physics | Member |

2011-2016 | Aspen Center for Physics | Trustee |

2016-2019 | Aspen Center for Physics | President |