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David Gross
Gross in October 2007
BornDavid Jonathan Gross
(1941-02-19) February 19, 1941 (age 80)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
ResidenceUnited States
FieldsQuantum field theory, string theory
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Harvard University
Princeton University
Doctoral advisorGeoffrey Chew
Doctoral studentsNatan Andrei
Frank Wilczek
Edward Witten
William E. Caswell
Eric D'Hoker
Rajesh Gopakumar
Nikita Nekrasov
Known forAsymptotic freedom
Heterotic string
Gross–Neveu model
Notable awardsDirac Medal (1988)
Harvey Prize (2000)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2004)
This person won a Nobel Prize

David Jonathan Gross (/ɡrs/; born February 19, 1941) is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of asymptotic freedom. Gross is the Chancellor's Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).[1]

He is a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.[2]