N. Peter Armitage of the Henry A. Rowland Department
of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins has received
a Sloan Research Fellowship to continue his investigations
into the effects of strong interaction between electrons in
Administered by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the
fellowship recognizes early-career scientists and scholars
with two-year $45,000 grants aimed at helping them
establish their laboratories and advance their research.
Armitage was one of 118 young scientists and economists to
receive the awards this year in recognition of their
potential to contribute to academic advancement. Since the
Sloan Foundation began awarding fellowships in 1955, 32
fellows have won Nobel Prizes later in their careers.
"I am honored that the Sloan Foundation thought so
highly of my work, as this prestigious award has had so
many distinguished recipients in the past," Armitage said.
"It will allow me to expand my research in significant
Armitage earned his bachelor's degree in physics from
Rutgers University in 1994 and his PhD in physics from
Stanford University in 2002. Before joining Johns Hopkins
as an assistant professor in 2005, he was a postdoctoral
fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a
National Science Foundation International Research Fellow
at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His work has also
been recognized with the 2005 William L. McMillan Award for
outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics and
the 2004 W.E. Spicer Award for scientific excellence from
the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory.
"We are delighted that Peter Armitage has joined the
faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy," said
Jonathan Bagger, department chair. "His work in terahertz
spectroscopy is opening exciting new areas for research in
our department. The Sloan Fellowship is a tremendous honor
that presages great things to come."