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This 2020 article published by Aleteia features physicist Juan Martín Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. Maldacena has been recognized with numerous awards for his work in theoretical physics, including 2018 Lorentz Medal awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for important contributions to theoretical physics, the 2002 Pius XI medal from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship, and many others. And, as Maldacena notes in his interview with, he is un hombre de fe—a man of faith. “La ciencia nos enseña cómo funciona el universo y la fe es una creencia sobre su significado último,” he says—“Science teaches us how the the universe functions and faith is a belief about its ultimate meaning.”
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An interview with Maldacena on the subject of black holes and dark matter: