Enrico Fermi Institute presents Sugarman awards for student research

Steve Koppes
Associate News DirectorUniversity Communications

An undergraduate and two graduate students have received the 19th annual Nathan Sugarman Awards for Student Research from the Enrico Fermi Institute.

Fourth-year Sean Johnson was cited "for his leading role in thoroughly exploring the properties of a probable new class of extragalactic sources."

Alison Brizius, graduate student in physics, was cited "for her considerable contributions to the QUIET experiment measuring the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, in particular for her role in the integration of both the 44 GHz and 90 GHz receivers in laboratories in the U.S. and at the site in the Atacama Desert in Chile."

Ryan Keisler, graduate student in physics, was cited "for ground-breaking studies of the fine angular scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background using the South Pole Telescope."

The Sugarman Awards were created in honor of Nathan Sugarman, SB'37, PhD'41. Sugarman, who died in 1990, was a charter member of the Fermi Institute and a longtime professor in chemistry.