Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship Awarded to Shina Tan
Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship Awarded to Shina Tan.
Awarded annually since 1955, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of achievement and the potential to contribute substantially to their fields. “The scientists and researchers selected for this year’s Sloan Research Fellowships represent the very brightest rising stars of this generation of scholars,” says Dr. Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to be able to support their work at this important stage in their careers.” Potential fellows must be nominated for recognition by their peers and are subsequently selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. Assistant Professor Shina Tan’s nomination to the Sloan Foundation was prepared by Professor Mei-Yin Chou.
As the communication from the Sloan Foundation states: “...this is an extraordinarily competitive award, involving nominations for most of the very best scholars of [Shina's] generation from the United States and Canada.” The School applauds this external recognition of what we have known for some time—that Shina has discovered beautiful and timeless results in the exciting field of the physics of ultracold atoms and molecules, and that the research paths that he is currently charting are brimming with potential.
Other Sloan Fellows from the School of Physics are Professor Mei-Yin Chou (1990), Professor Ahmet Erbil (1985), and Professor Ronald Fox (1974).