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Letchworth-Weaver awarded 2015 Argonne National Lab Fellowship

December 28th, 2014 ›

Kendra Letchworth-Weaver, currently a graduate student with the Arias Group, was recently awarded the Aneesur Rahman Fellowship in computational physics. Rahman is known as the father of molecular dynamics, a discipline of physics that utilizes computers to simulate microscopic behavior of physical systems.

Argonne offers these special postdoctoral fellowships to be awarded internationally on an annual basis to outstanding doctoral scientists and engineers who are at early points in promising careers. The fellowships are named after scientific and technical luminaries who have been associated with the laboratory, its predecessors and the University of Chicago since the 1940s.

Named Fellows work closely with an Argonne sponsor to pursue their research interests. A Named Fellow is hired as an Argonne Scholar with full benefits, a highly competitive salary and a stipend for research support. Named Fellows may renew their appointments on an annual basis for up to 3 years, with the possibility of retention.

This Prize is the highest honour in the field of computational physics given by the American Physical Society.