Prize Recipient

Andrew W. SteinerAndrew W. Steiner
University of Minnesota


"For his in depth studies of the phase structure of dense matter containing quarks, neutrino-quark interactions, superconductivity in quark matter, and in particular for the delineation of the neutrino signals which are likely to reveal the structural components of dense matter."


Andrew W. Steiner received his Ph.D. in August 2002 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he studied the properties of dense matter containing quarks, neutrino-quark interactions, and the evolution of newly-born neutron stars containing quark matter under the direction of Prof. Madappa Prakash. During his time at Stony Brook he received the Max Dresden Award for the best thesis in theoretical physics and a Peter B. Kahn fellowship. Andrew received his undergraduate degree in physics with a minor in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1997.

Now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota, Andrew is broadening his research to include r-process nucleosynthesis in neutrino-driven winds and the study of isospin interactions in both nuclei and nuetron stars.

Selection Committee:

A. Baha Balantekin (Chair), H. Gao, M. Savage, C. Horowitz, C. Glashausser