FACULTY AWARD: Princeton physicists receive $7.2 million for quantum-materials research

Oct. 8, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Four Princeton University physicists were among 19 scientists nationwide to receive five-year, $1.8 million awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation intended to support "ambitious, high-risk research" in quantum materials. The Moore Experimental Investigator in Quantum Materials Awards went to: M. Zahid Hasan, a professor of physics; Nai Phuan Ong, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and director of the Princeton Center for Complex Materials; Jason Petta, an associate professor of physics; and Ali Yazdani, a professor of physics. The awards went to researchers at 11 institutions with Princeton receiving the most.