Renata Kallosh

Renata Kallosh

Renata Ernestovna Kallosh (Russian: Рената Эрнестовна Каллош; born 1943) is a theoretical physicist. She is a professor at Department of Physics, Stanford University. She is known[1] for her contributions to string theory, in particular finding (along with Sandip Trivedi, Andrei Linde, and Shamit Kachru) the first models of accelerated expansion of the universe in low energy supersymmetric string theory,[2] referred to as "KKLT" models after the authors' last names.[3][4]


Renata Kallosh completed her Bachelor's from Moscow State University in 1966 and obtained her Ph.D. from Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow in 1968. She then held a position, as professor, at the same institute, before moving to CERN for a year in 1989. Kallosh joined Stanford in 1990 and continues to work there (as of 2014).[5]


Her current research involves theories of fundamental interactions, including gravity, as well as different aspects of supersymmetry, supergravity, and string theory. She is also working on the quantum theory of black holes and gravitational waves in supersymmetric theories. Recently she has been involved in studies of the cosmology of the early universe and properties of dark energy in the framework of string theory and M-theory.

Personal life

Professor Kallosh is married to Andrei Linde. They have two sons.[6]


  1. ^ """INSPIRE Citations Summary for Author "kollash,renata. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Kachru, Shamit; Kallosh, Renata; Linde, Andrei; Trivedi, Sandip P. (2003). "de Sitter Vacua in String Theory". Physical Review D 68 (4). arXiv:hep-th/0301240. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.68.046005. 
  3. ^ Hossenfelder, Sabine. "Lee Smolin's Trouble with Physics". Backreaction. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Clifford. "SuperCosmologists Think Out of the Box". Cosmic Variance. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Renata Kallosh -- Stanford Physics Department Faculty Listing". Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Renata Kallosh". UCLA. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 

External links

  • Renata Kallosh's Home Page at Stanford
  • List of Publications on SPIRES