Some Important Contributions:
"Symmetry Behavior at Finite Temperature," Phys. Rev. D9: 3320 (1974) with R. Jackiw.
 Phase transitions in relativistic field theories at finite temperatures. This work together with that of Kirzhnits, and Linde, and Weinberg became the foundation of quantitative analysis of phase transitions in the early universe in cosmological theories. It also gave the first calculation of a large N approximation for field theories, an expansion which has proved to be of farreaching importance.
"KacMoody Algebra is Hidden Symmetry of Chiral Models," Phys. Rev. Lett. 47: 1371 (1981). Pioneered the uses of KacMoody algebras in particle physics.This paper identified the algebra of the nonlocal symmetry currents of 2d chiral models as an affine KacMoody subalgebra. This
new observation introduced most particle physicists to infinitedimensional KacMoody algebras as symmetry algebras of physical theories.
"A New Method of Incorporating Symmetry into Superstring Theory," Nuclear Physics B289: 364 (1987) with R. Bluhm and P. Goddard.
 This paper was influential in reopening interest in type II superstring theory. It showed for the first time how nonAbelian gauge groups  containing the standard model gauge group  could be incorporated into fourdimensional model theories based on type II strings.
Two further papers on string theory:
"Conformal Field Theory, Triality, and the Monster Group," Phys. Lett. B236: 165 (1990) with P. Goddard and P. Montague.
"Gauge Symmetry in Background Charge Conformal Field Theory," Nuclear Physics B489: 245 (1997).
Honors:
1987 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award of the American Physical Society
for work on the theory of elementary particles, particularly for the identification and study of KacMoody
algebras and their applications to YangMills fields and relativistic string theory. John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 198889
Fellow American Physical Society
Jobs/Positions:
197679 Junior Fellow, Harvard University 1977 Visiting Scientist, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique de L'Ecole Normale Superieure, Pari
1978 Visiting Fellow, Department of Physics, Princeton University 197980 Research Associate, Rockefeller University 198082 Assistant Professor, Rockefeller University 1984 Visiting Fellow, Imperial College, London 1986 Consultant, T8, Los Alamos National Laboratory 198390 Associate Professor, Rockefeller University 1990 Lab Head, Rockefeller University 1990 Professor, University of North Carolina
Education:
B.A. Wellesley College 1971 Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1976
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