Physics Professors Win Kaufman Foundation Initiative Award for Evolution Cluster Project

August 11, 2014

A pair of Penn professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, part of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which supports cutting-edge scientific research in chemistry, biology, and physics at institutions across Pennsylvania.

Assistant Professor Alison Sweeney and Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences Randall Kamien will receive $300,000 over two years to study living optical devices, or structures within animals that have evolved to shape and direct light in ways that may surpass advanced human technologies.   

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