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Austin wins American Physical Society award

The American Physical Society has awarded its 2004 Lilienfeld Prize to physicist Robert Austin for his work combining physics and biology.

The society gives the Lilienfeld Prize, which includes a $10,000 award, "for outstanding contributions to physics by a single individual who also has exceptional skills in lecturing to diverse audiences." The prize citation notes his "pioneering and creative work in applying advanced techniques in experimental physics to significant problems in biological physics."

Past recipients of the Lilienfeld award have included Stephen Hawking and Nobel laureates Frank Wilczek and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji.

Austin, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, joined the Princeton faculty in 1979 as an assistant professor of physics and has been a full professor since 1989. In 1999, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Contact:Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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