Chris Hirata receives New Horizons in Physics Prize

December 4, 2017

Professor Chris Hirata was awarded one of the "Oscars of Science" last night (Dec 3) at a star studded event televised on the National Geographic Channel in a program hosted by Morgan Freeman.  

Prof. Hirata received the New Horizons in Physics Prize “for fundamental contributions to understanding the physics of early galaxy formation and to sharpening and applying the most powerful tools of precision cosmology,” according to the awarders of the annual Breakthrough Prize.   The New Horizons in Physics Prize is awarded to promising early-career researchers who have already produced important work in fundamental physics.

Read more about Chris's work and the Breakthrough Prize at the following links:

Congratulations Chris!