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Physics Alumnus Wins Major Dissertation Award

Posted on: Nov. 27, 2017

An alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is being recognized by the American Physical Society (APS).

Nathan Jurik G’16, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Oxford (U.K.), is the 2018 recipient of the Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics. One of APS’ highest honors, the award acknowledges Jurik’s original work with a rare class of subatomic particles called pentaquarks. Such research became the basis for his Ph.D. thesis in the Department of Physics in A&S.

Each year, APS grants 15 dissertation awards. Jurik’s comes with a $1,500 prize; a certificate; and a travel reimbursement up to $1,000 to attend the 2018 APS April Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, where he is invited to speak. For more information, please visit A&S News