2019 Medal Winners | francais

The 2019 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

is awarded to

Jaume Gomis

"It is a thrill and an honour to be recognized for my work by CAP-CRM, and to join, through this distinction, such accomplished scientists." winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) are pleased to announce that the 2019 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is awarded to Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in recognition of for his broad range of important contributions to string theory and strongly coupled gauge theories, including the pioneering use of nonlocal observables, the exact computation of physical quantities in quantum field theory, and the unravelling of the nonperturbative dynamics of gauge theories. announcement

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Gomis has pioneered novel methods for exploring strongly coupled gauge theories through nonlocal variables, and by studying these theories in curved spacetime. This has allowed him to generate physical insights into these theories and to carry out first-of-their-kind exact computations for key observables in quantum field theory. The computational tools Dr. Gomis has developed in pursuit of this research have also found applications in various areas of pure mathematics, including enumerative geometry, differential geometry, and mirror symmetry. His ongoing work continues to open new frontiers that will fuel new discoveries in theoretical and mathematical physics for years to come. nominator citation

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