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April 19, 2006
CONTACT: Lisa De Nike
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Armitage of Johns Hopkins Wins Sloan Fellowship

N. Peter Armitage of the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University has received a Sloan Research Fellowship to continue his investigations into the effects of strong interaction between electrons in complex materials.
N. Peter Armitage

N. Peter Armitage

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 very excited to receive a Sloan Fellowship," Armitage said. "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. It will allow me to expand my research in significant ways."

An assistant professor, Armitage came to Johns Hopkins in 2005. He earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Rutgers University in 1994 and his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 2002. From 2001 to August 2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a National Science Foundation International Research Fellow at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, from September 2004 through July 2006. Armitage also received 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."

Color digital photos of Armitage are available upon request. Contact Lisa De Nike at LDE@jhu.edu or call 443-287-9960.

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