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Awards & Grants
Feb. 5, 2013 - Zhores I. Alferov, Nobel Laureate, professor and president of the St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Viacheslav M. Andreev, professor and head of the laboratory of the A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg, will receive the 2013 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit during a ceremony to be held in the fall at the University of Delaware in Newark.
December 10, 2012 - Can acoustic sensors serve as a new research tool for monitoring ice cover in the rapidly changing Arctic? Will eating soy food help prevent prostate cancer? The latest recipients of University of Delaware Research Foundation (UDRF) Strategic Initiative grants will be addressing these and other important questions.
October 5, 2012 - Two doctoral students in the University of Delaware Department of Physics and Astronomy have been awarded prestigious Daicar-Bata Prizes.
Each year, the department recognizes exceptional doctoral student accomplishments by awarding two Daicar-Bata Prizes - one for the best research paper in a physics or astronomy peer reviewed journal published during the previous academic year and another for the highest grade point average in physics and astronomy courses at the end of the student's sixth semester in the program.
Sept. 26, 2012 - Karl W. Böer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics and Solar Energy at the University of Delaware, has been awarded an honorary doctorate in natural sciences from the Technische Universitat Berlin (TU) (Berlin Institute of Technology).
Aug. 1, 2012 - Marianna Safronova, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware, has received the American Physical Society’s (APS) Woman Physicist of the Month award for August in recognition of her accomplishments as a researcher and mentor. The award program was created “to highlight exceptional female physicists,” according to the society’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics.