Professor Subir Sachdev is appointed a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow

April 26, 2003

Five members of the Yale faculty have won Guggenheim Fellowships in recognition of their “distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.”

The Yale winners – Martin Bresnick, Langdon Hammer, Christopher L. Miller, Subir Sachdev and David K. Skelly – are among 184 artists, scholars and scientists in the United States and Canada selected from over 3,200 applicants for the prestigious fellowships. The fellowships are meant to further the awardees’ development by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions.

Sachdev, a professor of physics and applied physics, will study competing orders and criticality in quantum matter. 

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was established in 1925 by United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife as a memorial to a son who died in 1922. Since its founding, the foundation has granted more than $220 million in fellowships to over 15,200 individuals. This year’s winners will receive awards totaling $6,750,000 (an average individual grant of $36,458). Previous winners include Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and eminent scientists. Among the former appointees are Ansel Adams, Aaron Copland, Langston Hughes, Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Nabokov, Isamu Noguchi, Linus Pauling, Paul Samuelson, Martha Graham, Philip Roth, Derek Walcott, James Watson and Eudora Welty.

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