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Jarillo-Herrero and Milner win 2020 APS honors

Among three from MIT who won top prizes for their physics research.

Sandi Miller | Department of Physics
October 24, 2019

MIT professor of biological engineering James Collins and professors of physics Pablo Jarillo-Herrero and Richard Milner have been awarded top prizes from the American Physical Society.

Jarillo-Herrero, the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics, received the 2020 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize for the discovery of superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene. Milner has been awarded the 2020 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics for pioneering work developing and using polarized internal targets in storage rings, and his leadership role in studying the structure of the nucleon in a wide range of electronuclear experiments. Collins, the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science, received the 2020 Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics “for pioneering contributions at the interface of physics and biology, in particular the establishment of the field of synthetic biology and applications of statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics in biology and medicine.”

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