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Packard Award: Max Tegmark

Dr. Max Tegmark, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a David and Lucile Packard Foundation fellowship. The fellowship award is $625,000 over five years. Dr. Tegmark was one of 24 fellows selected this year from approximately 100 nominations submitted.

Dr. Tegmark received a B.A. from the Stockholm School of Economics (1989), a B.S. from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (1990) and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. Before joining Penn in 1999, Dr. Tegmark was a Hubble Fellow and member of the Institute for Advanced Study (1996-1999) and a research associate at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik in Munich (1994-1996).

His current research is focused on precision cosmology, combining theoretical work with new measurements to place sharp constraints on cosmological models and their free parameters.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 11, November 6, 2001


November 6, 2001
Volume 48 Number 11

The Packard Foundation awards a fellowship to Dr. Max Tegmark of physics and astronomy.
Dr. Antonio Merlo is named director of the Penn Institute for Economic Research.
Dr. Jean Howard has been named the Catherine Bryson Professor.
Dr. Sheila Murnaghan has been named the Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor in Greek.
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