Nikhil Padmanabhan (Assistant Professor) was chosen as a recipient of the Department of Energy's Early Career Research Award for his proposal titled, "A Ruler To Measure The Universe: Probing Dark Energy with Baryon Acoustic Oscillations".
Congratulations to Christopher Ell (YC'2012) Physics major, Nabeem Hashem (YC'2012) Physics (Int.) major, and Zachary Sethna (YC'2012) Physics (Int.) major for winning the Howard L. Schultz Prize awarded by the Physics Department. Congratulations also go to Travis Ing (YC'2012) Mathematics & Physics major and Daniel Kapec (YC'2012) Physics (Int.) major for winning the DeForest Pioneer Prize awarded by the Yale Department of the Secretary.
Dr. Anna Henrichs will come to Yale starting in June 2012 for two years as a Feodor Lynen Fellow. Anna graduated from the University of Goettingen in April 2012 with the highest possible honors ("summa cum laude"). The Fellowship is sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation and covers 2/3 of Anna's salary. She will work with Prof. Keith Baker and Prof.