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Tong, David

KIAS Scholar

Theoretical Physics

David Tong is a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge. He works on quantum field theory. This is a vast topic that touches upon many different parts of physics and mathematics. Over the years, David has studied aspects of quantum field theory related to string theory, supersymmetry, solitons, geometry, cosmology and condensed matter. He is also known among students for his lecture notes on different topics in theoretical physics.
  • 1994: BSc, University of Nottingham
  • 1995: MSc, Kings College, London
  • 1998: PhD, University of Wales, Swansea
  • 1998 – 1999: Postdoc, TIFR, Mumbai
  • 1999 – 2000: Postdoc, Kings College, London
  • 2000 – 2001: Postdoc, Columbia University
  • 2001 – 2004: Pappalardo Fellow, MIT
  • 2004 – present: University of Cambridge (lecturer, reader, then professor)
  • 2008: Adams Prize
  • 2013: Pilkington Teaching Prize, University of Cambridge
  • 2017: Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award
  • 2018: Simons Investigator Award
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  • School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • 85 Hoegiro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Republic of Korea.