Francis Halzen#


Francis Halzen
EL PAIS/BERNARDO PÉREZ (www.elpais.com)
Email:francis.halzen 'at' icecube.wisc.edu
Membership Number:4696
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:fhalzen
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://icecube.wisc.edu/~halzen



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001 - present Principal Investigator and co-Spokesperson for the IceCube Project, University of Wisconsin
  • 2013 - 2014 Acting Director of the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, University of Wisconsin
  • 1991 Hilldale Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • 1987 Gregory Breit Distinguished Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • 1984 - present Director of the Institute for Elementary Particle Physics Research, University of Wisconsin
  • 1977 Romnes Faculty Fellow, University of Wisconsin
  • 1977 Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • 1974 Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • 1972 Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • 1971 Research Associate, University of Wisconsin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical physics
  • Particle physics theory and phenomenology
  • Particle astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Collider physics
  • Neutrino physics
  • Dark matter in the universe
  • Physics beyond the Standard Model
  • Supersymmetry

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Julius Wess Award
  • 2017 Doctor Honoris Causa Southern Methodist University
  • 2016 Member Royal National Academy, Belgium
  • 2015 Balzan Prize
  • 2015 European Physical Society Prize for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • 2014 International Francqui Professor, VUB–ULB–UGent–UMons–UA–ULg–KULeuven, Belgium
  • 2014 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Physical Sciences
  • 2014 Doctor Honoris Causa, Ghent University, Belgium
  • 2013 Physics World Breakthrough of the Year Award for making the first observation of cosmic neutrinos
  • 2013 University of Wisconsin Hilldale Award
  • 2012 Affiliated Distinguished Professor, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • 2008 Watkins Professor, Wichita State
  • 2006 International Helmholtz Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
  • 2005 Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1995 Fellow of the American Physical Society

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