Prof. REY Soo-Jong is a leading theoretical physicist in Korea with wide range of research interests. He completed Ph.D. in theoretical physics at The California Institute of Technology, USA. Afterward, he continued his professional career at The Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara, Yale University and Princeton University.
He joined as a professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy in Seoul National University, Korea in 1993. He was recognized numerous times including the ICTP Prize in honor of Hans A. Bethe (2001), F.W. Bessel Research Award (2004), KyungAm Research Prize (2006), and The Korea Science Award (2008).
Fields, Gravity & Strings (FGS) is a creative research hothouse of integrated fundamental science of matter, information and forces. We aim at addressing "big open questions" about the Universe from Planck scale to Hubble scale, its fundamental laws from quantum to classical regime, its coded informations from black hole to cosmos, its evolution from birth to eternity, and its mysterious building blocks from strings to dark energy and dark matter. We strive to answer these outstanding questions by attracting talented expertises worldwide and practicing polymath collaborations in creativity-driven open campus environment. We will be the first of this sort in Korea and Asia, exemplifying how curiosity-driven research is to be carried out.