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Larry Gladney: Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence
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October 7, 2008, Volume 55, No. 7

 

Gladney

Larry Gladney, professor of physics and astronomy, has been appointed the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty excellence. Dr. Gladney’s research interests in experimental particle physics and astro-particle physics and cosmology focus on understanding the fundamental connections between matter, energy, space and time. He is the recipient of the Edward A. Bouchet Award from the American Physical Society, the Martin Luther King Jr. Lecturer Award from Wayne State University, an Eli Lilly Teaching Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. The past chair of the Faculty Senate, Dr. Gladney also has a secondary appointment in the Graduate School of Education and is the current director of the Penn Science Teacher Institute.

Dr. Gladney came to Penn as a postdoctoral scholar in 1985, after receiving his doctorate from Stanford University and his bachelor’s degree in physics from Northwestern University. He joined the faculty in 1988.

The Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professorship for Faculty Excellence was established through a bequest by Mr. and Mrs. Edmund J. Kahn (see related).

 

Related: Camille Zubrinsky Charles: Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Sciences

 

 

Almanac - October 7, 2008, Volume 55, No. 7