Gabriel Kotliar is a theoretical physicist recognized for his contributions to condensed matter physics in general, and to the
theory of strongly correlated electron systems. He is known particularly for his development of quantitative methodologies for
predicting the unusual properties of these materials Kotliar was born in Cordoba, Argentina. He graduated from Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, with a bachelor?s degree in physics and mathematics in 1979 and a master’s degree in physics in
1980. He then earned a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1983. He was a postdoctoral fellow in physics at the
Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in 1985 and then moved to Rutgers University, where he has been on the faculty since 1988. He has
been a Board of Governors Professor of Physics at Rutgers University since 2004 and a Fellow of the American Physical
Society since 2001. He also serves as the director of the Center for Material Design and Theoretical Spectroscopy at
Brookhaven National Laboratories and Rutgers University, is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and
an editor of Scholarpedia. He has coauthored over three hundred and fifty publications in refereed journals and been
bestowed with numerous fellowships and awards.

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Kotliar develops new understanding of the physics of condensed matter, seeking to develop and apply new concepts, new
models and new computational and analytic methodologies that will elucidate the emergence of new forms of collective
behavior from their microscopic quantum degrees of freedom. His work connects with experimental research to further the
exploration of novel material properties and their application to societal needs. Kotliar has pioneered the application of many
body-techniques to achieve a realistic description of the spectroscopies of solids. He is one of the inventors of the Dynamical
Mean Field Theory, of slave particle techniques, and their combination with electronic structure methods.

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Section 33: Applied Physical Sciences