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Negele Wins 2014 Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

To recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics.

Press Release
Krishna Rajagopal
October 4, 2013

John Negele, William A. Coolidge Professor of Physics. Photo by Justin A. Knight
John Negele, William A. Coolidge Professor of Physics. Photo by Justin A. Knight

John Negele, the William A. Coolidge Professor of Physics, has been named the inaugural winner of the Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from the American Physical Society. Professor Negele was recognized "for lifetime contributions to nuclear many-body theory including identifying mechanisms for saturation and relating the Skyrme interaction to fundamental nuclear forces; and for initiating and leading efforts to understand the nucleon using lattice QCD."

The Feshbach Prize was recently created by the American Physical Society to recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics. The establishment of the prize was supported by contributions from the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society and from friends and family of Herman Feshbach to honor him for his numerous contributions to Theoretical Physics. Feshbach was an Institute Professor at MIT who served on the faculty of the Department of Physics for more than 50 years and who was the head of the department from 1973-1983. He also directed the Center for Theoretical Physics (which he helped to create) from 1967 to 1973.

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