Joseph Taylor Jr., the James McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics Emeritus, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University at this year's commencement. Joe shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1993 with Russell Hulse for their discovery of a unique twin star system known as a binary pulsar and its use to...
with colleagues S. Bramwell, C. Casternovo, S. Grigera, R. Moessner, and A. Tennant. The award is for the prediction and experimental observation of magnetic monopoles in spin ice.
Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. This is a tremendous honor that recognizes wide appreciation of their scholarship over many years.
Tuesday, April 10th
McDonnell Hall A02
Rashid Sunyaev, Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Space Research Institute, Moscow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton