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School of Physics alumnus Zhu Zhaohuan awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

MAR . 14 2017
Peking University, Feb. 25, 2017: On February 22, 2017, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation released the list of recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship for 2017. Among them was Zhu Zhaohuan, an alumnus of PKU, graduating in 2005 from the School of Physics with a degree in astronomy. He went onto receive his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, and carried on his scientific research as a postdoctoral scholar at Princeton University. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has been a recipient of numerous academic fellowships, including the Hubble Fellowship.
Since its establishment in 1955, Sloan Research Fellowships have been awarded annually to young scholars who are pioneers in their area of scientific research. A total of 126 researchers received the honor this year, including 15 Chinese scholars. There are currently 43 former fellows who have gone on to receive a Nobel Prize, 16 have won the Fields Medal, 69 have received the National Medal of Science, and 16 have won the John Bates Clark Medal.
Exerting incredible talent and shining a light upon the world, just as his Chinese name suggests, Zhu Zhaohuan is the epitome of an excellent School of Physics alumnus. Responding to congratulations sent by the School of Physics, he said, “I wouldn’t have gone this far if it wasn’t for the cultivation of the School of Physics. I am extremely grateful for the School of Physics. If I have a chance to come back to Peking University, I will definitely exchange ideas with students and encourage them to explore the field of physics.”

Written by: Wei Yunqi
Edited by: Wang Yuqing & Gan Zhonghao
Source: PKU News (Chinese)