## Where did Cumrun Vafa go to college?

Born in Iran in 1960, he moved to the US for higher education where he received his B.S. in math and physics from MIT before moving to Princeton University, where he received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. Cumrun Vafa is world-renowned for his groundbreaking work in string theory and the mathematical technology needed to explore this field.

## What is Cumrun Vafa famous for?

Cumrun Vafa (Persian: کامران وفا [kɒːmˈrɒːn væˈfɒː]; born 1960) is an Iranian-American string theorist from Harvard University, which he first joined as a Harvard Junior Fellow. He is the recipient of the 2008 Dirac Medal and the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Cumrun Vafa was born in Tehran, Iran in 1960.

## Who is Professor VAFA?

Professor Vafa has received numerous prizes and recognitions for his work on theoretical physics including the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the 2008 Dirac Medal of ICTP and prizes for his work on mathematical physics from American Mathematical Society, as well as American Physical Society.