# What did Sylvester James Gates study?

## What did Sylvester James Gates study?

Gates earned two Bachelor of Science degrees (in physics and mathematics) and his Ph. D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

## What did Sylvester James Gates invent?

Sylvester James Gates

Sylvester James Gates Jr. | |
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Known for | Contributions to Supersymmetry, Supergravity and Superstring Theory Superspace Supersymmetry nonrenormalization theorems Superconformal algebra Bihermitian manifolds Mirror symmetry (string theory) Adinkra symbols |

**Where did Sylvester James Gates go to college?**

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jones High School

Sylvester James Gates/Education

**Why is Sylvester James Gates important?**

Gates served on the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, contemporaneously on the Maryland State Board of Education from 2009-2016, and the National Commission on Forensic Science from 2013-2016. He is known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory.

### Who is a theoretical physicist?

A theoretical physicist is a scientist who uses mathematics, calculations, chemistry, biology and a series of theories to understand the complex workings of the universe and the interactions between matter and energy.

### Was Stephen Hawking a theoretical physicist?

Stephen Hawking was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history. His work on the origins and structure of the universe, from the Big Bang to black holes, revolutionized the field, while his best-selling books have appealed to readers who may not have Hawking’s scientific background.

**Who is the best physicist alive?**

Ten Most Influential Physicists Today

- Steven Weinberg.
- Roger Penrose.
- Lee Smolin.
- Kip S. Thorne.
- Leonard Susskind.
- David Gross.
- Edward Witten.
- Gerard’t Hooft.