- Deputy Managing Director, Microsoft Research New England
Christian Borgs is the deputy managing director of Microsoft Research New England. He studied physics at the University of Munich, the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, the Institut des Hautes Etudes in Bures-sur-Yvettes, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics in Munich. He received his Ph.D. degree in mathematical physics from the University of Munich. Borgs is well known for his work on the mathematical theory of first-order phase transitions and finite-size effects, for which he won the 1993 Karl-Scheel Prize of the German Physical Society.