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Physicist Wins New Simons Foundation Award

Physicist Wins New Simons Foundation Award

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Durham, NC - Duke physicist Matthew Hastings has been named one of 21 Simons Foundation Investigators. The award recognizes Hastings' experiments and simulations probing how particles interact on a quantum level.

This is the first year of the Simons Investigators program, which aims to provide a stable base of support for outstanding scientists in their most productive years.

The prize, which carries a purse of $100,000 per year for each recipient, will enable Hastings and the other winners to do long-term studies of nature's most fundamental questions. Along with the individual funds, the foundation has also granted the Duke physics department $10,000.

There is no official award ceremony. However, the winners were recognized in a New York Times advertisement appearing in the July 24 Science Times section.