Prize Recipient


Bruce Winstein
University of Chicago


"For leadership in the series of experiments that resulted in a multitude of precision measurements of properties of neutral K mesons, most notably the discovery of direct CP violation."


Winstein is the Samuel K. Allison Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago.  His undergraduate degree was from UCLA (1965) and graduate degree from Caltech (1970).  After 2 years at MPI, Munich/CERN, he moved to Chicago. His research focused on experiments in elementary particle physics, particularly those aimed at elucidating symmetry violations in nature. Authoring some 90 scientific publications, more than 20 of his former PhD students and postdocs are active researchers.  Winstein has served on advisory panels for Fermilab, SLAC, the NSF and the DOE.  Hes an APS Fellow and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1995 and to Fellowship in the AAAS in 2003.   He received the 1st Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2003, and was the Hans Bethe Lecturer at Cornell in 2004.  He has held visiting positions at Stanford and Princeton, the latter (supported by the Guggenheim Foundation) turning him into an observational cosmologist.  After founding Chicagos NSF Physics Frontier Center for Cosmological Physics, hes back to full-time research, currently PI on the NSF funded QUIET project to study the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation.

Selection Committee:

Ian Shipsey (Chair), Bob Cousins (12/06), Pier Oddone (2006 Recipient)(12/06), Al Goshaw (V. Chair)(12/07), David Macfarlane (12/07)