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Cristina Marchetti wins the inaugural Leo P. Kadanoff Prize of the APS

Posted on: Sept. 13, 2018

The Department of Physics congratulates Prof. Cristina Marchetti, who is the winner of the 2019 Leo P. Kadanoff Prize of the American Physical Society. The $10,000 prize was established in 2018, and Marchetti is the inaugural awardee; she’ll be honored at an upcoming meeting of the Society. Marchetti’s prize citation reads: “For original contributions to equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, including profound work on equilibrium and driven vortex systems, and fundamental research and leadership in the growing field of active matter.”

Marchetti was the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics at Syracuse until her departure last summer for the University of California at Santa Barbara. She came to Syracuse in 1987, and previously held appointments at University of Illinois – Chicago, City University of New York, Rockefeller University, and the University of Maryland. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She is a recipient of Syracuse University’s Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.