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Shifman to Receive Lilienfeld Prize


School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Mikhail Shifman will receive the 2006 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society.

Shifman was cited by the prize committee for his "contributions to theoretical high energy physics, in particular for the understanding of strong interactions and dynamics of supersymmetric gauge theories, and for communicating the excitement of science to the public." The prize includes a monetary award as well as funding for three lectures to be given by the recipient at the APS meeting, a research university, and a predominantly undergraduate institution. Past recipients of the Lilienfeld Prize include Stephen Hawking and Lawrence Krauss.

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