- Burt Ovrut
Burt Ovrut Nationality American Fields Theoretical physics
Institutions University of Pennsylvania Alma mater University of Chicago (Ph.D.) Known for String theory
Heterotic string theory
Burt Ovrut earned his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Chicago in 1978. His doctoral advisors were Benjamin W. Lee and Yoichiro Nambu, and his thesis was on an Sp(4) x U(1) Theory of the Weak and Electromagnetic Interactions.
He is one of those who pioneered the use of M-theory to explain the Big bang without the presence of a singularity. Recently Burt Ovrut and his collaborators constructed a Calabi-Yau compactification that reproduces the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model without any exotics.
- Professor Burt Ovrut University of Pennsylvania Home Page
- A discussion of Burt Ovrut's recent work that reproduces the MSSM
- Membrane Theory
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