Victor Gurarie, an associate professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.
The award honors scientists and scholars for outstanding research and in recognition of lifetime achievement in research. The research must also influence other fields of study. Awardees are invited to conduct research projects in cooperation with a specialist colleague at a research institution in Germany.
Nominated by German scientist Alexander Altlandof the Universität Köln, Gurarie studies emergent phenomena in condensed matter physics, a field that investigates physical properties of matter such as solids and liquids.