Gerardus t Hooft

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Gerard 't Hooft at Harvard University

Gerardus ("Gerard") 't Hooft [ut-hooft] (The prefix ’t is pronounced as ‘ut’ and stands for ‘het’) (born July 5, 1946) is a professor in theoretical physics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is a 1999 Nobel Prize laureate "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics". Asteroid 9491 Thooft is named in his honor; he has written a constitution for its future inhabitants.

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