February 2012:  Physics Student named Churchill Scholar

Undergraduate physics student Ben Nachman can add one more distinction to his CV – Churchill Scholar.  Nachman was one of only fourteen students nationwide to receive the prestigious Churchill Scholarship.  First awarded in 1963, the Churchill Scholarship was created to provide a way for young Americans to study at Cambridge University.  For Nachman, this scholarship means one year of study at Cambridge University where he will pursue graduate education in applied math and theoretical physics.

Certainly supporting his application is Nachman’s service as president of the Society of Physics Students, his work as a physics undergraduate TA and the research he performs in the laboratories of Profs. Jim Alexander and Itai Cohen.

This year Nachman was also awarded the Yennie Prize by the Department of Physics.  The highest award conferred upon an undergraduate student by the Department.  The Yennie Prize will be shared this year by Nachman and Eli Fox.

To read the story in the Cornell Chronicle, click here.

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