Nir Navon (Assistant Professor of Physics) has been awarded a Packard Fellowship

October 16, 2017

Please congratulate Nir on receiving a Packard Fellowship.  Well done Nir! 

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering. Congratulations to Nir M. Navon from Yale University for being awarded one of these 18 Packard Fellowships! Each Fellow will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.

The Packard Fellowships are among the nation’s largest nongovernmental fellowships, designed to allow maximum flexibility in how the funding is used. Packard Fellows have gone on to achieve significant accomplishments, receiving additional awards and honors that include the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Fields Medal, the Alan T. Waterman Award, MacArthur Fellowships, and elections to the National Academies. Their work has led to impressive research outcomes, including the development of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique, sequencing the Ebola virus genome, the creation of Bose-Einstein condensates, and pioneering research on glaciology and abrupt climate change.

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