# Eric Zaslow

**Eric Zaslow** is an American mathematical physicist at Northwestern University.

Zaslow attended Harvard University, earning his Ph.D. in Physics in 1995,^{[1]}
with thesis "Kinks, twists, and foldsĀ : exploring the geometric musculature of quantum field theory" written under the direction of Cumrun Vafa.^{[2]} His research focuses on mathematical questions arising from duality symmetries in theoretical physics such as mirror symmetry. With Andrew Strominger and Shing-Tung Yau, he formulated the SYZ conjecture.^{[3]}

He was named to the 2021 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to mathematical physics and mirror symmetry".^{[4]}

Zaslow is also known for being internationally ranked in ultimate, with seven world or national championships^{[1]} and has written limericks about physics competitively.^{[5]}