Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Craig D. Roberts
Jülich, 10 January 2013 – The physicist Dr. Craig D. Roberts from Argonne National Laboratory, USA, has received the Helmholtz International Fellow Award. This prize worth € 20,000 is awarded by the Helmholtz Association and gives winners an opportunity to organize flexible research stays at one or more Helmholtz centres. Craig D. Roberts is planning to conduct research at the interface of nuclear and particle physics at Forschungszentrum Jülich's Nuclear Physics Institute (IKP) and Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS). The 50-year-old senior physicist heads the Theory Group at Argonne National Laboratory and is among the most cited nuclear physicists worldwide. He has been cooperating closely with IKP for a number of years, and since 2010, has spent several weeks at Jülich each year as a visiting scientist. The award for Craig D. Roberts also strengthens the new Forces and Matter Experiments section of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA-FAME).