Lars Brink

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Lars Brink
Lars Elof Gustaf Brink
Announcement of the Nobelprize in Physics, 2011
Born (1943-11-12) 12 November 1943 (age 78)

Lars Elof Gustaf Brink (born 12 November 1943) is a Swedish theoretical physicist.

During 1971–1973 was member of the theory group at CERN.[1]

Since 1986 he is professor of theoretical physics at Chalmers Institute of Technology in Gothenburg.[2] Brink is one of the pioneers of superstring theory, since the 1970s (at CERN and Caltech). He coordinated the EU network Superstring Theory 1991–1995 and 2000–2008.[3]

In 1977 he designed with John Schwarz and Joël Scherk the first supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories.[4]

In 1997 he became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[5]

In 2001 and 2004 and in 2008 to 2013 he was a member of the Nobel Committee for Physics and its chairman in 2013.


  1. ^ "Inspire author profile page for Brink, Lars".
  2. ^ "UM RECEIVES FORMER NOBEL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN". Macau Daily Times. February 4, 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Seminar "Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes" by Prof. Lars Brink (see "biography")".
  4. ^ Brink, Lars; Schwarz, John H.; Scherk, J. (1977). "Supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories". Nuclear Physics B. 121 (1): 77–92. Bibcode:1977NuPhB.121...77B. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(77)90328-5. ISSN 0550-3213.
  5. ^ "The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences : members".
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