Gerard ’t Hooft
Nobel Prize winner Gerard 't Hooft (b.1946) has been affiliated with Utrecht University from his earliest days as a student. He studied Physics at Utrecht University, before going on to study at and then work for the Institute for Theoretical Physics, from 1969 until the present day, first as a Ph.D. student and later as a Professor of Theoretical Physics. He is an Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and a Distinguished Professor of Utrecht University. Nobel Prize - Gerard 't Hooft and Martinus Veltman were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1999 for their discovery of a consistent description of elementary particles as they occur in the standard model. This was based on the research ‘t Hooft carried out for his doctoral degree. Martinus Veltman (b.1931) was his supervisor and was affiliated with the Institute for Theoretical Physics until the early 1980s. Veltman subsequently worked at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) as John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics until becoming emeritus.