FACULTY AWARD: Jones wins Packard Award

William Jones, an assistant professor of physics, has been named a 2010 recipient of a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Jones was recognized for his research in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology and for his work testing models of the genesis and evolution of the early universe. Each fellow will receive an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years. The program supports "unusually creative professors early in their careers," according to the Packard Foundation.