Award: Max Tegmark
Max Tegmark, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been
awarded a David and Lucile Packard Foundation fellowship. The fellowship
award is $625,000 over five years. Dr. Tegmark was one of 24 fellows
selected this year from approximately 100 nominations submitted.
Tegmark received a B.A. from the Stockholm School of Economics (1989),
a B.S. from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (1990)
and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994.
Before joining Penn in 1999, Dr. Tegmark was a Hubble Fellow and
member of the Institute for Advanced Study (1996-1999) and a research
associate at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik in Munich (1994-1996).
current research is focused on precision cosmology, combining theoretical
work with new measurements to place sharp constraints on cosmological
models and their free parameters.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 11, November 6, 2001
November 6, 2001
Volume 48 Number 11
Packard Foundation awards a fellowship to Dr.
Max Tegmark of physics and astronomy.
Antonio Merlo is named director of the Penn Institute for
Jean Howard has been named the Catherine Bryson Professor.
Sheila Murnaghan has been named the Alfred Reginald Allen
Memorial Professor in Greek.
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