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University Awards

The Office of Graduate and Professional Education awards the annual Theodore Wolf Prize  in the Physical and Life Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biological Sciences, Geology, Marine Studies, Climatology and Agricultural Sciences) for the outstanding Ph.D. dissertation. The award carries a check for $1,000 and a certificate of recognition.
Past winners of the Theodore Wolf Prize from the Department of Physics and Astronomy:

  • 2012 - Mansoor Ur Rehman, Realistic Inflation Models and Primordial Gravity Waves; Adviser: Qaisar Shafi.
  • 2007 - V. Nefer Senoguz, Aspects of Inflationary Models and Unification; Adviser: Qaisar Shafi. 
  • 2004 - Alston Jude Misquitta, A Symmetry-Adapted Perturbation Theory Based on Density Functional Description of Monomers; Adviser: Krzysztof Szalewicz.