Professor of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, USC
Nicholas Warner is a Professor of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at the University of Southern California. He received his B.Sc. at the Australian National University in Canberra in 1978, and earned his Ph.D. under the supervision of Stephen Hawking at the University of Cambridge in 1982. He has published about 180 papers in theoretical physics and mathematics and has had continuous government support for his research since 1985. He has been a frequent research visitor at the Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay, France and at CERN (the European Center for Nuclear Research) near Geneva, Switzerland. He has received awards for both his teaching and research, including an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and a D.Sc. from the University of Cambridge. His research is in String Theory and his present focus in on the quantum structure of black holes. He cares deeply about making scientific ideas comprehensible to non-scientists and this has led to consulting, essays and award-winning teaching of General Education Astronomy. Having lived in England, Australia, France, Switzerland, and on the East Coast of the U.S., he has settled in California where he and his family love exploring remote parts of California’s natural landscape, particularly the deserts.