FRANCIS HALZEN

Klasse: Natuurwetenschappen

Sinds: 14/10/2015

Lidmaatschap: Buitenlands lid

Titel: Prof.

Discipline: Natuurkunde

Functies:

  • Buitenlands lid van de Klasse Natuurwetenschappen (KVAB)
  • Verbonden met het Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center


Theorie in de elementaire deeltjes fysica en principal investigator voor IceCube.


Activiteit:

Hilldale and Gregory Breit Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison USA

Prijzen:

Balzan Prize (2015) European Physical Society Prize for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (2015) International Francqui Professor, VUB–ULB–UGent–UMons–UA–ULg–KULeuven, Belgium (2014). Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Physical Sciences (2014) Physics World Breakthrough of the Year Award for making the first observation of cosmic neutrinos (2013) APS Highlights of the Year (2013) University of Wisconsin Hilldale Award (2013) International Helmholtz Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (2006) Halzen mesa, Antarctica (latitude -77.39, longitude 161.44) (2005) “Best American Science Writing 2000” for the essay “Antarctic Dreams,” published in The Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences (1999).

Opleiding:

Doctoraat KU Leuven