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Welcome Zhen Liu

Assistant Professor Zhen Liu joined the school on December 28, 2020. He will be joining the High Energy Theory Group.

Associate Head, Professor Lucy Fortson named APS Fellow

Nominated by the Division of Astrophysics, Prof. Fortson is being awarded an American Physical Society Fellowship for, "For groundbreaking innovations to public engagement in astrophysics research, and for the fundamental advancement of understanding active galactic nuclei through leadership in high energy gamma ray astronomy." The APS Fellowship Program is designed to recognize members who have made significant advances or contributions to their discipline. This honor is a recognition by one's professional peers and no more than 0.05% of the society's members receive this recognition each year.

Professor Emeritus Robert Pepin awarded the 2020 Fred Whipple Award

Prof. Emeritus Robert Pepin is being awarded the American Geophysical Union's Fred Whipple Award. The Whipple Award is presented annually and recognizes significant contributions to the field of planetary science from a mid-career or senior scientist. The Whipple Award is presented at the Planetary Sciences section reception during the AGU Fall Meeting where the awardee also presents the Whipple Lecture.

Professor Cynthia Cattell named CSE Distinguished Professor

The College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professorship honors exceptional faculty for their efforts in and contributions to teaching and scholarly research and for their genuine commitment to the College of Science and Engineering and its activities. College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professors receive a one-time award of $15,000 to be used for professional development or research.