“it was the start of string theory, he is a most brilliant man”

**Yoichiro Nambu.** (1921-2015) shared Nobel prize 2008.

‘He has an excellent reputation as a theoretical physics professor and researcher. He has participated in several of the important developments in elementary particle physics, string theory and cosmology, always introducing original ideas and proposals.

**Gerard ‘t Hooft.** (1946- ) shared Nobel prize 1999.

His consistent SU(3) X SU(3) X U(1) model extension of the Standard Model has the unparalleled property of predicting precisely three families of fermions. His ingenious model necessarily involves doubly-charged gauge bosons.

**Sheldon Glashow.** (1932- ) shared Nobel prize 1979.