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Cox and Hawley Named U.Va.’s 2014 Distinguished Scientists

Thursday, November 6 2014

From UVa Today:

Two of the University of Virginia’s most accomplished faculty researchers – physicist Brad Cox and astronomer John Hawley – have been selected as 2014 Distinguished Scientists.

The awards, given annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research, honor longtime faculty members who have made extensive and influential contributions in the sciences, medicine or engineering.

Cox and Hawley will be honored in January at a dinner reception at the Colonnade Club.

“This U.Va. research tradition has honored scientists over the years who have changed the way we think about topics from human psychology, to how cells move, to the design of new materials,” Thomas C. Skalak, vice president for research, said. “Dr. Cox and Dr. Hawley are pioneers who have produced new understanding of the fundamental structure of matter and the dynamics of the universe, respectively. This new knowledge will be the basis for new theories and new vistas. The work helps us to realize that we are still learning our place in the universe.”


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