Prof. Mikhail Solon has been selected to receive an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. He is is a member of UCLA’s Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics and holds the David S. Saxon Presidential Term Chair in Physics. His research explores phenomena that can be described using the mathematical and physical tools of theoretical high-energy physics. He focuses on using new and wide-ranging applications of quantum field theory to understand the nature of dark matter, the large-scale structure of the cosmos and gravitational waves. He was awarded the J.J. and Noriko Sakurai Dissertation Award, the American Physical Society’s highest honor for doctoral research in theoretical particle physics.
Solon continues the tradition of UCLA winning Sloan Fellowship, with 8 awarded in total this year, making UCLA making UCLA No. 1 among U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities in the number of new fellows. Dr. Mani L. Bhaumik, for whom the Bhaumik Institute is named, received a Sloan Fellowship at UCLA in 1959 as well.