Greg Moore (physicist)


Gregory W. Moore is an American theoretical physicist who specializes in mathematical physics and string theory. Moore is a professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of Rutgers University and a member of the University's High Energy Theory group.[1]

Gregory Moore, 2012


Moore received an AB in physics from Princeton University in 1982 and a PhD in the same subject from Harvard University in 1985.[2]


Moore's research has focused on: D-branes on Calabi–Yau manifolds and BPS state counting; relations to Borcherds products, automorphic forms, black-hole entropy, and wall-crossing; applications of the theory of automorphic forms to conformal field theory, string compactification, black hole entropy counting, and the AdS/CFT correspondence; potential relation between string theory and number theory; effective low energy supergravity theories in string compactification and the computation of nonperturbative stringy effects in effective supergravities; topological field theories, and applications to invariants of manifolds; string cosmology and string field theory.

Moore was a member of the Advisory Board for Springer's Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics.[3]


Moore won a 2007 Essays on Gravitation Award from the Gravity Research Foundation for his essay, joint with Frederik Denef, How Many Black Holes Fit on the Head of a Pin? [4][5] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[6]

Moore won the 2014 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics "For eminent contributions to mathematical physics with a wide influence in many fields, ranging from string theory to supersymmetric gauge theory, conformal field theory, condensed matter physics and four-manifold theory."[7] In 2015, he was jointly awarded the 2015 Dirac Medal by ICTP.[8]

Moore was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2020.[9][10]

Personal lifeEdit

Moore is married to Karin M. Rabe, and son of Arthur Cotton Moore.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Gregory W. Moore homepage, Physics and Astronomy Department, Rutgers University
  2. ^ "2014 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics Recipient". Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  3. ^ Editorial Board & Advisory Board[permanent dead link], Encyclopedia of Mathematical Physics, Springer-Verlag. Accessed January 28, 2010
  4. ^ Awards and recognition Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine, Rutgers Focus, September 26, 2007. Accessed January 28, 2010
  5. ^ Awards by Year. Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine Gravity Research Foundation. Accessed January 28, 2010
  6. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-02-10.
  7. ^ "2014 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics".
  8. ^ Saikia, Manjil (2015-08-10). "2015 Dirac Medallists Announced". Gonitsora. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  9. ^ "Gregory Winthrop Moore". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  10. ^ "2020 NAS Election". Retrieved 2020-05-10.

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