Kenneth G. Libbrecht --Curriculum Vitae


Personal:
        Born June, 1958, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
        Married to Rachel Wing; two children


Education:
        B.S. California Institute of Technology, 1980
                With Honors in Physics; ranked 3rd in graduating class
        Ph.D. Princeton University, 1984, in Physics
                Thesis: "The Shape of the Sun"; advisor: R.H. Dicke


Professional Experience:
1984-89   Assistant Professor of Astrophysics, Caltech

1989-95   Associate Professor of Astrophysics, Caltech

1995-       Professor of Physics, Caltech        

1997-       Executive Officer for Physics Department, Caltech


Awards and Honors:
            Caltech's Green Prize for Undergraduate Research, 1979
            Caltech's Fisher Prize for Physics, 1979
            NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1980
            Princeton's Porter Ogden Jacobus Honorific Fellowship, 1983
            NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1987
                  Citation: "In Recognition of Ability and Potential for Contributing to the Future Vitality of the Scientific and Engineering Effort of the Nation"
            Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1987
            AAS Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astrophysics, 1991
                  Citation: "Whose Outstanding Work on Helioseismology has Provided Essential New Insights into the Internal Properties of the Sun"
            Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1996
            National Outdoor Book Award, 2004
                  For "The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty"
            Benjamin Franklin Book Award, 2004
                  For "The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty"
            Benjamin Franklin Book Award Runner-up, 2005
                  For "The Little Book of Snowflakes"
            US Postal Service Stamp Set (using KGL photographs), 2006
                  Approximately 3 billion sold
            Emile Chamot Award, 2009
                  From the State Microscopical Society of Illinois, for outstanding contributions in light microscopy
            Swedish Postal Service Stamp Set (using KGL photographs), 2010
            Lennart Nilsson Award, 2010
                  Citation: "For his photographs of snowflakes, which turn mathematics, physics and chemistry into images of great beauty"
            Web Site Awards, 1999-
            Magazine Covers, 1986-


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