Faculty Description

Research Statement
  • 1/N: The 1/N expansion was used to show the existence of a spin-flavor symmetry for baryons, and to classify the structure of the 1/N corrections. The predictions are in excellent agreement with data, and have important implications for the properties of baryons (masses, magnetic moments, pion couplings, etc.). The 1/N expansion has been used to explain the successes of the naive quark model and the Skyrme model.

    Heavy Quark Effective Theory: Applications of effective theory methods to hadrons containing a heavy quark. Topics include inclusive decays, radiative corrections, and the upsilon expansion.

    Chiral Perturbation Theory: Developed a systematic power counting expansion for baryon chiral perturbation theory. See talks by Jenkins and by Manohar at the workshop on Effective Field Theories, Dobogoko, Hungary, 1991.

    Non-relativistic Effective Theories: Developed a consistent effective theory formalism for nonrelativistic QED and QCD that uses a renormalization group in velocity space.

    PDG: Member of the Particle Data Group, which produces the Review of Particle Physics.
Awards & News
  • Aneesh Manohar: Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for 2004
  • Prof. Aneesh Manohar has won the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for 2004 from the Humboldt foundation in Germany. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 10 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards annually to young, exceptional scientists and scholars from abroad who are already recognized as outstanding researchers in their fields. The research award has been endowed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Honors and Awards
  • - 1989-90: DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award.

    - 1989-96: NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award.

    - 1987-91: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship.

    - 1983-1986: Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows.