Stephen Shenker

Stephen Hart Shenker (born 1953) is an American theoretical physicist who works on string theory. He is a professor at Stanford University and former director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. His brother Scott Shenker is a computer scientist.

Stephen Shenker
Alma materHarvard University (B.A.)
Cornell University (Ph.D.)
Known forstring theory
phase transitions
AwardsMacArthur Fellowship
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Lars Onsager Prize (2010)
National Academy of Sciences
Scientific career
Fieldstheoretical physics
InstitutionsStanford University
Rutgers University
University of Chicago
Doctoral advisorJohn Kogut
Doctoral studentsJoanne Cohn
Matthew Kleban


Shenker's contributions to physics include:

Selected worksEdit

  • Fidkowski, Lukasz; Hubeny, Veronika; Kleban, Matthew; Shenker, Stephen (6 February 2004). "The Black Hole Singularity in AdS/CFT". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2004 (2): 014. arXiv:hep-th/0306170. Bibcode:2004JHEP...02..014F. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2004/02/014. S2CID 119363210.


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