Daniel Friedan, Professor II and a founding member of the New High Energy Theory Center (NHETC) has won the 2010 Lars Onsager Prize of the American Physical Society, one of the most prestigious prizes the APS awards. The citation reads:
For seminal work on the classification and characterization of two-dimensional unitary conformal field theories of critical states
Daniel shares this prize with Steve Shenker of Stanford University. Steve was also a founding member of the NHETC and a member of our faculty until the end of 1998.