Soo-Jong Rey
curriculum vitae
Fields, Gravity & Strings, Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe
Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon 34037 KOREA
School of Physics and Astronomy
Seoul National University, Seoul 08862 KOREA
                     Phone: 82-2-880-6590    FAX: 82-2-884-7167
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"알아? 이 재봉틀 믿고 원주로 왔어. 이 재봉틀 믿고 '토지'를 시작했지.... 실패하면 이걸로 삯바느질을 한다. 다만 내 문학에 타협은 없다" 박경리
"원래 땅 위에는 길이란 게 없었다. 내가 먼저 걸어가면 그만이다. 그 뒤로 걸어가는 사람들이 많아지면 그게 곧 길이 되는 것이다." Lu Xun '고향'
"Reasonable man adapts himself to the world; unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to himself. World's progress depends entirely on these unreasonable men." George Bernard Shaw
Worldline Inside Future Lightcone:   
The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.   (Saint Augustine)
  • Janunary 15 - May 29, 2009 : KITP Workshop Fundamental Aspects of Superstring Theory , Santa Barbara USA
  • June 22-26, 2009 : Invited Speaker Strings 2009 , Rome ITALY
  • June 27 - July 3, 2009: Invited Speaker Integrability in Gauge and String Theories , Potsdam GERMANY
  • October 8 - 9, 2009 : Invited Speaker at AdS/CFT: New Developments and Applications , Princeton USA
  • March 14 - 18, 2011 : Invited Speaker at Holography of Higher Spin Gauge Theories , Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook USA
  • June 22 - June 24, 2011 : Invited Speaker AdS/CFT and Its Applications , Budapest HUNGARY
  • June 27 - July 2, 2011 : International Advisory Committee of Strings 2011 , Uppsala SWEDEN
  • April 3 - 7, 2012 : Invited Speaker to Progress in Quanum Field Theory and String Theory , Osaka JAPAN
  • April 10 - 20, 2012 : Invited Speaker to Erwin Schrodinger Institute Workshop Higher Spin Gravity , Vienna AUSTRIA
  • July 13-20, 2012 : Invited Speaker Gravity Theories and Their Avatars , Crete, GREECE
  • February 13- 15, 2013 : Invited Speaker to 2nd Solvay Workshop on Higher Spin Gauge Theories , Brussels, BELGIUM
  • June 12-17, 2013 : Organizer of Prestring Workshop Holography of Higher Spin and Black Hole , Seoul KOREA
  • June 18-21, 2013 : Organizer of 37th Johns Hopkins Workshop New Perspectives in String Theory , Seoul KOREA
  • June 23- 29, 2013 : Organizer Strings 2013 , Seoul KOREA
  • June 30 - July 10, 2013 : Organizer Liouville, Integrability and Branes (9) , Pohang KOREA
  • November 4 - 8, 2013 : Invited speaker Workshop on Higher-Spin and Higher-Curvature Gravity, Sao Paulo BRAZIL
  • December 16- 20, 2013 : Invited speaker The 4th Zamolodchikov Conference "CFT and Integrability", Seoul, KOREA
  • May 13 - 15, 2014 : Fast is Beautiful: Supersymmetry and Strings in a Null Frame , Brussels BELGIUM
  • June 2 - 14, 2014: : Lecturer at Supersymmetri Gauge Theories and Holography , Cargese FRANCE
  • September 4 - September 15, 2014 : Organizer Liouville, Integrability and Branes (10) , Pohang KOREA
  • March 3-5, 2015 : Invited Speaker at Solvay Institute Workshop Le Charme Discret de la Symetrie , Brussels BELGIUM
  • May 10-15, 2015 : Invited Speaker String Field Theory and Higher Spins IV , Chengdu CHINA
  • May 23 - June 8, 2015 : Invited Speaker e-N Horizon , Madrid SPAIN
  • June 22 - 26, 2015 : International Advisory Committee Strings 2015 , Bangalore INDIA
  • August 3 - 17, 2015 : CERN Theory Workshop Higher Structures in Gravity and Strings , Geneve SWITZERLAND
  • September 2015 : Organizer Liouville, Integrability and Branes (11) , Pohang KOREA
  • September 16 -20 , 2015 : Invited Speaker An Isthmus between High Energy and Condensed Matter Theories, Riviera ITALY
  • September 21 - 25 , 2015 : Invited Speaker Aspects of Conformal Field Theories, Thalahassi, GREECE
  • November 4 - 6, 2015 : Invited Speaker Higher Spin Gauge Theories , Singapore SINGAPORE
  • November 27 - 28, 2015 : Invited Vienna City Public Colloquium Speaker Quantum and Gravity Vienna AUSTRIA
  • December 1-4, 2015 : Invited Speaker 2015 KEK Theory Workshop Tsukuba JAPAN
  • February , 2016 : Lecturer at International School Recent Progress in String Theory , Natal BRAZIL
  • March, 2016 : Invited to Quantum Field Theory and String Theory
  • March 21-24, 2016 : Invited Speaker at Topics in Three-Dimensional Gravity , Trieste ITALY
  • May 2 - May 27, 2016 : MIPP Workshop Higher Spin Theory and Duality, Munich GERMANY
  • May 23 - June 24, 2016 : Invited Speaker Quantum Information in String Theory and Many-Body Systems , Kyoto JAPAN
  • June-July, 2016 : Invited Speaker Conformal Field Theories and Renormalization Group Flows ITALY
  • July 8-9, 2016 : Invited Panelst Fundamental Science and Society Quy Nhon VIETNAM
  • August 1-5 , 2016 : Local Advisory Committee Strings 2016 , Beijing CHINA
  • September, 2016 : Organizer Liouville, Integrability and Branes (12), KOREA
  • September , 2016 : Invited Speaker Quantum Information and Spacetime , Cambridge USA
  • March - April, 2017 : Invited to Lower Dimensional CFT and AdS3/CFT2, ITALY
  • June , 2017 : International Conference Strings 2017, Tel Aviv ISRAEL
  • August , 2017 : Invited Lecturer Geometric Correspondences Bonn GERMANY
  • June , 2018 : International Conference Strings 2018 , Okinawa JAPAN
  • September, 2018 : Organizer Liouville, Integrability (13), KOREA
  • June , 2019 : International Conference Strings 2019 , Brussels BELGIUM
  • September, 2019 : Organizer Liouville, Integrability and Branes (14), KOREA


  • Professional Side:
    Columbus didn't just sail, he sailed the WEST.    A hero for smarties is often considered a dictator for dummies.
  • Director, Fields, Gravity & Strings ,   Institute for Basic Science
  • Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy,   Seoul National University
  • Fellow (FInP)   The Institute of Physics
  • Fellow (FKAST)   The Korea Academy of Science and Technology
  • Editorial Board Member   Journal of High-Energy Physics   Classical and Quantum Gravity
  • Advisory Board Member The Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies 
    Research Interest:
    Basic research that does nothing else but expands human knowledge is sufficient reward in itself for the expenditure that government puts in. (Paul Martin, PM, Canada)
  • Primarily :   all interesting aspects of string theory and quantum field theory
  • Broadly :    high-energy physics , theoretical and observational cosmology 
  • Visit IBS Fields,Gravity & Strings / SNU String Theory Group Homepage   Failure is not an option -- Gene Kranz (NASA Flight Director)
    Publications:
    Be the First to Know (CNN)   Be the First to Invent!   It's not how many ideas you have, it's how many you make them happen.
  •     Article Format or Citation+H-Index Format  
  • My Most Cited :   (1) string theory,    (2) cosmology,     (3) condensed-matter  
    Honors and Awards : I have no special talent. I'm only passionately curious. (Albert Einstein) Light bulb was never invented by improving candles.
  • J.J. Sakurai Scholarship (1984), SSC Fellowship (1990-1993), Seoam Fellowship (1996), ICTP Prize (2001) in Honor of Hans A. Bethe   (수상소감연설) , Wilhelm Friedrich Bessel Research Award [Alexander von Humboldt Foundation] (2004), Kyung-Ahm Research Award (2006)   (수상소감연설) ,   Korea Science Award (2008)
    Teaching: Personally, I'm willing to give up all high-tech for a half-day dialogue with a great teacher like Socrates." (Steve Jobs, CEO Apple Computer)
  • 2014 Fall  : Information Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics [게시판]

  • Cool Photos of Mine: A cup full of tea is no longer a cup (Taoism).
  • Playing Saxophone, Princeton , CERN1 , CERN2 , Santa Barbara , Mumbai, Henri Poincare , Les Houches, Worldcup 2002   


  • THIS PAGE WAS LAST MODIFIED: February 1, 2007 by Soo-Jong Rey