Congratulations to the Roy and Diana Vagelos Science Challenge Award 2019/2020 Recipients

Adam Alghalith,* ’20, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics
Adam Konkol, ’21, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics
Grace Ringlein,* ’20, Physics
Adithya Sriram, ’20, Biophysics, Physics, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Irene Su,* ’20, Biochemistry, Biophysics
Srinivas Mandyam,* ’20, Biophysics, Mathematics, Physics

CTL Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

CTL’s Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence program honors graduate students who are dedicated to excellent teaching and is designed to foster conversations about teaching to help graduate students develop as teachers.

SAS Student Prizes and Awards

The Elias Burstein Prize – Paul Masih Das

Provided from an endowment established by friends, colleagues, and students of Elias Burstein, upon his retirement as Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics on June 30, 1988. Awarded to the graduate student in Condensed Matter Physics judged by the Physics Department to have a made a significant contribution to our understanding of the subject.

Herbert B. Callen Memorial Prize –Asja Radja and Jason Rocks

Making sense of string theory

A Q&A with theoretical physicists Mirjam Cvetic, Ling Lin, and Muyang Liu about what string theory is and how their recent discovery of a “quadrillion solutions” might change the course of the field.

Answering big questions by studying small particles

Using electronics designed at Penn, particle physicists study neutrinos, incredibly small and nearly massless subatomic particles, to understand the fundamental nature of the universe.

Congratulations to Dillon Brout, who was selected to become one of 24 new fellows of the prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program! He is the first Penn graduate to be awarded this fellowship since it started in 1990.

"The program enables outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue independent research across NASA astrophysics, using theory, observation, experimentation or instrument development. Each fellowship provides the awardee up to three years of support.  The NHFP is one of the highlights of NASA's pursuit of excellence in space science.”