#4658 Overall Influence

Abhay Ashtekar

Indian physicist

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Abhay Vasant Ashtekar is an Indian theoretical physicist. He is the Eberly Professor of Physics and the Director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State University. As the creator of Ashtekar variables, he is one of the founders of loop quantum gravity and its subfield loop quantum cosmology. He has also written a number of descriptions of loop quantum gravity that are accessible to non-physicists. In 1999, Ashtekar and his colleagues were able to calculate the entropy for a black hole, matching a legendary 1974 prediction by Hawking. Oxford mathematical physicist Roger Penrose has described Ashtekar's approach to quantum gravity as "The most important of all the attempts at 'quantizing' general relativity." Ashtekar was elected as Member to National Academy of Sciences in May 2016.

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University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Pennsylvania State University

Public university in State College and multiple campuses in Pennsylvania, United States

Utrecht University

University in the Netherlands

Syracuse University

Private university in Syracuse, New York, United States

University of Mumbai

State university in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

University of Texas at Austin

Public research university in Austin, Texas, United States

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#281 World Rank
Physics
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Philosophy
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Mathematics
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Computer Science
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Chemistry
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