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Senior Rebecca Diesing Selected as Oliver Marcy Scholar for 2016-17

September 28, 2016 - Physics and Astronomy senior Rebecca Diesing was selected as one of three Oliver Marcy Scholars. Rebecca's research advisor is Professor Farhad Yusef-Zadeh. This award is given to three Weinberg students who complete their junior year with the best record in experimental, observational or mathematical sciences. It was established in 1913 to honor Oliver Marcy, professor of natural science from 1862 to 1899, and acting president of Northwestern University from 1876 to 1881 and again in 1890. Students named as Oliver Marcy Scholars will each receive a $400 award.

CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow Laura Sampson Selected for L'Oreal Women in Science Fellow

September 26, 2016- CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow Laura Sampson was selected as a 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellow. This is a competitive and prestigious honor and the first awarded to an outstanding female scientist within the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Three Physics and Astronomy Faculty Members Make the ASG Honor Roll

September 19, 2016 - Three faculty members from the department made the ASG Honor Roll for 2016-2017. Professors Jens Koch, Andrew Rivers and Michael Smutko were the recipients of this year's award. Please join the department in congratulating our professors.