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NASA has named their Solar Probe in honor of Professor Parker's pioneering work. Now emeritus, professor Parker joined the physics faculty in 1967 and chaired the department from 1970-72. See some of his story here. Congratulations Gene!

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Professor Arvind Murugan will receive a 2017 Simons Investigator Award from the Simons Foundation to conduct research on the mathematical modeling of living systems.  Congratulations Arvind! 

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Michael Turner, Professor in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. For more, see this UChicago News article.  Congratulations Mike! 

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Congratulations to our Department Chair, Professor Young-Kee Kim. She has been elected to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Professor Abigail Vieregg will receive the 2017 Shakti P. Duggal Award for contributions to cosmic ray physics. She has also been named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  Congratulations, Abby!

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Professor Stephanie Palmer has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. This  award supports "...early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education..."  Congratulations Stephanie!

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The Department of Physics has established a new fellowship in honor of the late Deborah Jin. Please see this page for details.
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The department of physics welcomes Erez Berg to the faculty. He is a theoretical physicist who works on quantum many-body systems. You can read about his work here.

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The department of physics welcomes Shinsei Ryu to the faculty. He is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who works on quantum mechanical aspects of condensed matter systems. You can read about his work here.