FACULTY AWARD: Princeton's Bernevig receives 2012 Blavatnik Award

Bogdan Bernevig, the Eugene and Mary Wigner Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics in Princeton's Department of Physics, is among 11 researchers nationwide to receive a 2012 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists from the New York Academy of Sciences. Bernevig was recognized for his prediction of the quantum behavior of electrons in the excited state. Supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the awards recognize the oustanding work of researchers under the age of 42 in mathematics, engineering and the life and physical sciences.