Prize Recipient


Carlos R. Ordonez
University of Houston


"For his extensive contributions to developing physics throughout Latin America, and especially for his work with the World Laboratory to expand its efforts on US-Latin American exchange and cooperation."


Carlos R. Ordóñez got his B.S. in physics with honors at the University of Panama in 1979 and his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Texas in 1986. He has taught and done research at the University of Texas at Austin; The Rockefeller University; New York University; Vanderbilt University; The Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton; The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Santa Barbara; the University of Houston, and has had short-term visits to many other institutions. He has been a World Laboratory Fellow and a Simon Guggenheim Fellow and is a member of the American Physical Society, and a founding member of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists. He directed a World Laboratory Center at the University of Houston from 1998-2006. He does research in high-energy theory with emphasis on quantum field theory and aspects of quantum gravity and black hole thermodynamics. He has made important contributions to theoretical nuclear physics (chiral lagrangian approach).

Selection Committee:

J. Draayer, G. Steigman, F.B. Malik, H. Winick, N. Koller