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Lee, Sungjay

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High Energy Physics

Sungjay Lee is a theoretical physicist working mostly on Quantum Field Theory (QFT). This is a natural framework describing many different parts of physics, from particle physics, to condensed matter physics, and to statistical physics. To make fundamental theoretical advances in some of the most interesting problems in modern physics such as the strong nuclear force, strongly coupled systems of electrons, and quantum gravity, it is essential to understand QFT in the strongly coupled regime. Over the years, he has investigated new theoretical tools to understand the strong dynamics of supersymmetric field theory, conformal field theory, and string/M-theory.

Lee, Sungjay
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  • 2015-Present: Professor, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2013-2015: Enrico Fermi Fellow, The University of Chicago
  • 2012-2015: STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2010-2012: Research Associate, University of Cambridge
  • 2010-2010: Assistant Professor, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2008-2010: Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2002-2008: Ph.D., Seoul National University
  • 2017: Baekcheon Physics Prize, Korean Physical Society, Korea
  • 2016: Young Scientist Award (Presidential), Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Korea
  • 2016: Junior Fellowship, Fondation Science Mathématique de Paris, France
  • 2012: Enrico Fermi Fellowship, The University of Chicago, USA
  • 2012: Ernest Rutherford Fellowship, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
  • 2009: Haksool Research Prize, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Korea
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  • School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
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