Professor John Cardy awarded Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Professor John Cardy FRS has been awarded the 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The award, shared with Alexander Zamolodchikov (Stony Brook), is for profound contributions to statistical physics and quantum field theory, with diverse and far-reaching applications in different branches of physics and mathematics. 


John Cardy was a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls from 1993 to 2014 and has since been an Emeritus Fellow.  He came to Oxford from UC Santa Barbara.  His work at All Souls on statistical physics and quantum entanglement is central to what the prize celebrates.