CURRICULUM VITAE
 (short version - under construction)
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), since 1993
* 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
 
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
* 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.
 
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:
December 2, 2016