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Nobel Prize Winner On South Coast Gets New International Honors

A Nobel Prize winner who lives on the South Coast has a lot more honors to add to his resume.

UC Santa Barbara Theoretical Physicist David Gross shared the prize in physics in 2004 for his work in quantum chromodynamics.

Now, the Chinese Academy of Science has awarded Gross an honorary doctorate degree, and the Russian Academy of Sciences has saluted the UCSB researcher with its Medal of Honor.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.