Curriculum Vitae Gerard 't Hooft
CURRICULUM VITAE
 (short version, May 2017, click here)
Name:
Prof. Gerardus 't Hooft
 
Date of birth:
5 July 1946
 
Place of birth:
Den Helder, the Netherlands
 
Nationality:
Dutch
 
Personal life:
Married; two daughters; five grandchildren
 
Visiting address:
Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP)
Buys Ballot Building, 7th floor, room 7.17
Princetonplein 5, Utrecht
the Netherlands
 
Postal address:
Postbox 80.089
3508 TB Utrecht
the Netherlands
 
Telephone:
+31 (0)30 253 5928 / 1863
 
E-mail:
g.thooft@uu.nl
 
Education:
* Gymnasium-Beta, Dalton Lyceum, The Hague, 1964
* Physics and Mathematics, University of Utrecht
* Kandidaatsexamen N1, 4 July 1966
* Doctoraal examen Theoretical Physics, 10 October 1969
* Promotie (PhD thesis) on the subject "Renormalization Procedure for Yang-Mills fields", 1 March 1972
 
Professions:
* Various part time jobs as a student-assistant at Utrecht University from 1 October 1965
* Full time staff member, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, from 1 November 1969
* Fellow at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1, 1972-September 1, 1974
* Lector (Assistant Professor), Utrecht University
* Morris Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA, 1 February 1976-30 June 1976
* SLAC, Stanford, California, USA, 1 September 1976-1 February 1977
* Full Professor, Utrecht University, from February 2, 1977. From 2003 this position was turned into a Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) position
* Sherman Fairchield Distinguished Scholar, Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA, 17 January-13 June 1981
* Guest Professor, Boston University (1988) and Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA (1989)
* Simon Stevin Leerstoel, Antwerpen, Belgium
* Appointment as Universiteitshoogleraar [Distinguished Professor] beginning 1 July 2011
* Ambassador for Mars One, the organization whose aim it is to establish a permanent human settlement on the Planet Mars
 
Further professional activities:
* Scientific Editor-in-Chief of the Teleac course "Van Quantum tot Quark", Inleiding tot de Quantummechanica: golven en deeltjes (1989)
* Scientific Advisory Committee, Dutch Research School of Theoretical Physics (DRSTP), 1993 - 2018
* Associate Editor Nuclear Physics B: Particle Physics
* Fachbeirat of the Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert Einstein Institute, 1997-2005)
* Visiting Fellow Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) (2005)
* Chief Editor of Foundations of Physics, 1 January 2007 - 31 December 2015
* Scientific Policy Committee, CERN Geneva, member, 2008-2013
* Advisory Board, Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Munich
* Scientific Advisory Committee, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
* Honorary Member of the Solvay Institutes, Brussels. From May 31, 2018.
 
 
Honours and awards:
* 2e Prijs Nationale Wiskunde Olympiade, 16 November 1963
* Winkler Prins Prijs, Amsterdam, 24 October 1974
* Akzo Prijs, Arnhem, 11 February 1977
* Dannie Heineman Prize, New York, USA, 30 January 1979
* Leigh Page Prize Lecturer, Yale, USA, 6 April 1981
* Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA, 15 December 1981
* Wolf Prize of the State of Israel, 21 March 1982
* Pius XI Medal, Vatican, 12 November 1983
* Lorentz Medal, KNAW, Amsterdam, 24 November 1986
* Physica Prize, NNV, Utrecht, 21 April 1995
* Franklin Medal, Philadelphia, USA, 4 May 1995
* Spinoza Premium, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO, June 1995
* Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Leuven, Belgium, 2 February 1996
* The Gian Carlo Wick Commemorative Medal, World Federation of Scientists, Lausanne, Switzerland, 21 November 1997
* Honorary Doctorate, University of Bologna, Italy, 10 October 1998
* The Oskar Klein Lecture, Oskar Klein Silver Medal, Royal Academy of Sweden, Stockholm, 1 June 1999
* The 1999 High Energy Physics Prize, European Physical Society, presented at the International Europhysics Conference, Tampere, Finland, 19 July 1999
* Commandeur in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (K.B. 14 October 1999 nr. 99.004738), 14 October 1999
* De Zilveren Academiepenning, from the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, KNAW, 25 October 1999
* The 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics, with M. Veltman, awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm,
   Citation: "For elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics", 10 December 1999
* The Ida Waldman Award for high Achievement in service of Mankind, in recognition of Excellence in Contributions to human knowledge and welfare as the recipient of the 1999 Nobel prize in Physics, New York, Ross University, 25 February 2000
* Honorary Fellow, Institute of Physics, Singapore, 13 March 2000
* Honorary member, Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging, 17 March 2000
* Pizza ΧΟΦT, Sofia, Bulgaria, Restaurant Einstein
* Asteroid #9491 is henceforth named 9491 Thooft, April 2000
* Honorary Doctor, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian University, Republic of Kazakhstan, with K. Von Klitzing and V. Sadovnichy, Rector M. Lomonosov Moscow State University,
  11 May 2000
* Honorary Medal of the City of Astana, Kazakhstan, 12 May 2000
* Officier de la Légion d'Honneur, awarded by the Ambassador of France at the Hague, Anne Gazeau-Secret, 9 February 2001
* Honorary Degree of Doctor Scientiae, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 30 April 2001
* Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hofstra University, New York, 20 May 2001
* Doctorat de Science Honoris Causa, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, 29 November 2001
* Honorary Professor, Nanjing University, China, 24 June 2002
* Doctor of Science, honoris causa, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 14 December 2003
* Honorary Doctor Degree, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 27 July 2004
* Honorary Professor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 30 July 2004
* Honorary Fellow, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India, 29 December 2005
* Honorary Doctor Degree, University of Salamanca, Spain. With Enrique Iglesias, Secretario General Iberoamericano, 26 May 2006
* Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Award, Tokyo, "in recognition of his internationally acclaimed research activities", 27 November 2006
* Honorary Doctorate, Albanian University, Tiranë, 18 June 2009
* Erice Prize 2009 ("Ettore Majorana Prize - Erice - Science for Peace"), 29 January 2011. Here is the full citation.
* Lomonosov Medal, awarded by The Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 17 May 2011
* Honorary Doctorate, National Polytechnic University of Odessa, Ukraine, 5 June 2012
* 1st Award Gravity Research Foundation, Wellesley Hills, MA, USA, for an essay entitled: "Local Conformal Symmetry: the Missing Symmetry Component for Space and Time", May 14, 2015
* FIAS (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies) Senior Fellow Laureatus, realised by Carlo and Karin Giersch, through the Stiftung Giersch, 28 September 2016.
* Appointed as Adjunct Professor in Physics, at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bandung, Indonesia, from November 2, 2016 to December 31, 2020.
* The Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour, Copenhagen, 30 November 2016.
* Doctor Honoris Causa Universidad de Chile, Santiago, December 14, 2017.
 
Memberships:
* Nederlandse Natuurkundige Vereniging, 1978 (honorary member 2000)
* Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie voor Wetenschappen (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences), 26 April 1982
* Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België (Foreign Member), 17 December 1981
* Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, 14 May 1983
* National Academy of Sciences (USA), Foreign Associate, 1984
* American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Honorary Member, 14 May 1986
* Académie des Sciences, Paris, Associé étranger, 1995
* Institute of Physics (London), Fellow and Chartered Physicist, 2000
 
Last update:
January 14, 2018