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Brian Wirth

Brian Wirth

Brian Wirth, the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering, was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy as an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner and recently received the honor along with eight others from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in Washington, DC.

Given by the DOE in recognition of research supporting science, energy or national security, it is considered the highest achievement that a midcareer researcher can receive. Established in 1959, the award honors Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a 1939 Nobel laureate and inventor of the cyclotron—an accelerator of subatomic particles.

Wirth and the others each received a medal and a $20,000 honorarium in recognition of their achievements.

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