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UCSB Physics Researcher Wins Prestigious Packard Fellowship, Which Comes With $875,000 in Funding

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 4:25pm


A South Coast university researcher has received a huge fellowship award for his groundbreaking work in quantum physics. Cenke Xu is one of 16 people in the United States to receive a Packard Fellowship Award this year.

The fellowship comes with an $875,000 grant he can use over a five year period to continue his research.

Xu is a theoretical physicist, and assistant professor in UCSB’s Department of Physics. He’s been studying unconventional states of matter, research which may help us better understand, and use different forms of matter.


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