Professor Hubert Saleur is the recipient of the Senior Humboldt Research Award. This award is given to outstanding and internationally recognized scholars and honors their academic lifetime achievements. Award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in Germany in cooperation with German colleagues.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was established after the death of Alexander von Humboldt in Berlin in 1860. At that time, its aim was to sponsor research travel abroad by German scholars. After loss of the Foundation's capital in 1923, it was re-established in 1925. Now it sought to assist non-German scholars in undertaking postgraduate studies in Germany. After the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945, the Foundation ceased its activities.
At the urging of former Humboldt researchers, the Foundation was re-established by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1953 with its headquarters in Bonn-Bad Godesberg. It is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote international research cooperation through an active world-wide network of scholars. Over 20,000 individuals from 125 countries have been sponsored by the Foundation. Past Humboldt Research Award recipients from the USC Department of Physics and Astronomy include Kazumi Maki and Robert Hellwarth.
Dr. Saleur works at the interface between High Energy Physics and Condensed Matter Physics, and is mostly interested in non-perturbative properties. His recent work concerns strongly correlated electronic systems, in particular transport in the presence of charge fractionalization and spin charge separation. He intends to visit Germany during the academic year 2002-2003 and work with colleagues in Freiburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Hannover on several topics ranging from quantum dots to field theories for disordered electronic systems.
The Department congratulates Dr. Saleur on receiving this honor and wishes him continued success.
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