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**(1947- vivente)** Alan Harvey Guth is the Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the area of elementary particle theory and the application of particle theory to the early universe. He is the originator of the theory of cosmic inflation and is the author of the recent popular book, The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins (1998)