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Shifman elected to National Academy of Sciences

Mikhail Shifman
Mikhail Shifman
Alex Schuman

Professor Mikhail Shifman was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer. Shifman is one of only 84 researchers nationwide to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. He will be inducted into the Academy next spring during the National Academy of Sciences 156th Annual Meeting.

Shifman is the Ida Cohen Fine Professor of Theoretical Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy. He is known for a number of contributions to quantum chromodynamics, the theory of strong interactions and understanding of supersymmetric gauge dynamics. He is the author of more than eight books and more than 300 research papers. Shifman has received many honors for his work including the Alexander von Humboldt Award in 1993, the Sakurai Prize in 1999 and the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize in 2006.

Shifman joins Allen Goldman as the second faculty member of the School to be elected to the NAS.

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