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Shifman named Blaise Pascal Chair


School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Mikhail Shifman has been named a 2007 Blaise Pascal Chair by the Foundation of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris, France.

This honor includes support for Shifman and research workers of his choosing for up to twelve months out of two-year period at a higher learning institution in the Paris metropolitan area. The ENS search committee selects three or four candidates from among all scientific disciplines every year for this prestigious honor. Among past recipients have been several Nobel Prize winners and many well-known physicists.

Shifman plans to spend his Blaise Pascal tenure at the Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Universite Paris XI at Orsay, near Paris.