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Renata Kallosh Kallosh

Renata Kallosh received her BS from Moscow State University  and PhD from Lebedev Institute of the Academy of Sciences. She started her career at the Lebedev Institute, later becoming a scientific associate at the Division of Theoretical Physics at CERN, Geneva. From 1990, she has been a Professor of Physics (Department. of Physics) at Stanford University (and, by courtesy, a Professor at the Stanford Department of Mathematics).

She is an expert in theoretical physics: elementary particle physics, supersymmetry, supergravity and string theory. More recently, she was involved in studies of early universe cosmology and relations of cosmological observations to fundamental physics. She invented, with her collaborators, a well known attractor mechanism in supersymmetric black holes in string theory and supergravity.

One of her research directions is the study of observable dark energy and its meaning for theoretical physics. She made a significant contribution to the studies of string theory landscape that supports the concept of the multiverse. She was invited to give the prestigious Coxeter Lectures at the Fields Institute, won an Alexander von Humboldt award for American scientists and recently held a visiting professorship position at the Yukawa Institute in Kyoto.


Doctorate Honoris Causa of the University of Groningen, 2013.

Lise Meitner Prize of Gothenburg University and Chalmers, 2009.

Visiting Professorship at Kyoto Institute of Theoretical Physics, 2008.

Humboldt International Research Award, 2005-2008.

Coxeter Lecturer at Fields Mathematical Institute in Toronto, 2005.

Relevant Publications

S. Ferrara et al, "N=2 extremal black holes," Phys. Rev. D. vol. 52, pp. R5412(R), Nov. 1995.



Associate Fellow Cosmology & Gravity


Stanford UniversityDepartment of Physics


PhD (Physics) Lebedev Institute of the Academy of Sciences

BS (Physics) Moscow State University


United States

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