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For Chancellor Birgeneau, research is for life

Chancellor Birgeneau

Feb 06, 2012

Chancellor Birgeneau's job leading the campus is all-consuming, but he still finds time for his first love: research. Recently, he was given the prestigious 2012 Cliff Shull Prize by the Neutron Scattering Society of America, a lifetime achievement award "for his seminal scientific contributions, tireless leadership, and devoted mentoring in the field of neutron scattering." In an interview at his office, the chancellor, who also holds professorships in the Departments of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, talked about juggling the chancellorship and staying on the cutting edge of physics research.