Michael Dine is a professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his Ph.D from Yale University in 1978. He has been a research associate at SLAC, a long term member of the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Henry Semat Professor of Physics at the City College of CUNY. He works on problems in theoretical elementary particle physics and cosmology. A large part of his research effort has been devoted to understanding the hierarchy problem, especially in the context of supersymmetry. He has also done extensive work on axions and in string theory. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.