Outstanding Alumnus Award
Edward (Rocky) Kolb receives his 2005 award for Outstanding
from Vice Provost and Graduate School Dean Victoria Rodríguez
EDWARD W. KOLB, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago and Director of the Particle Astrophysics Center at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, received his doctorate in Physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978. Dr. Kolb's field of research is the application of elementary-particle physics to the very early universe. In addition to publishing over 200 scientific papers, he is a distinguished international lecturer and co-author of The Early Universe, the standard textbook on particle physics and cosmology.
Dr. Kolb is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is a recipient of the Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Quantrell Prize for teaching excellence at the University of Chicago. His book, Blind Watchers of the Sky, received the Emme Award of the American Aeronautical Society.
Dr. Kolb received his bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of New Orleans in 1973 and performed postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology and Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was the J. Robert Oppenheimer Research Fellow.
The Graduate School has awarded the Edward W. Kolb Fellowship for 2005-2006 to Stanley R. Seibert, a doctoral student in Physics.