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Professor Awards, Part 2: Physics Edition

Posted By Evante Garza-Licudine On Feb 24, 2009 @ 11:45 pm In News,Sci/Tech | Comments Disabled

Whether it be from just generally being awesome [1] or for research into the early history of the universe [2], it’s a hot time for Berkeley professors to get their 15 minutes.

Two Berkeley physics professors, George Smoot and Paul Richards, recently won awards for their contributions to physics teaching and research, respectively.

Richards’ work included organizing MAXIMA, or the “Millimeter Anisotropy eXperiment IMaging Array” (naturally), and figuring out the geometry of the universe is basically Euclidean. Good news, guys, the Pythagorean theorem still works!

Smoot received the Oersted Medal [3], awarded by the American Association of Physics Teachers, and comes with $10,000. Along with two other researchers, Richards shares the Dan David Prize [4] and the $1 million that comes with it.

We take our invisible-yet-quite-massive dark matter hats off to you, gentlemen.

Paul Richards, George Smoot honored for astrophysics research and teaching [NewsCenter [2]]


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URLs in this post:

[1] generally being awesome: http://clog.dailycal.org/2009/02/24/uc-berkeley-honors-loyal-hotshot-philosopher/

[2] history of the universe: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2009/02/23_physawards.shtml

[3] Oersted Medal: http://www.aapt.org/Grants/oersted.cfm

[4] Dan David Prize: http://www.dandavidprize.org/

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