Prize Recipient

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Jiunn-Wei Chen
University of Washington


"For his outstanding contributions to the development and application of effective field theory to two-nucleon systems."


Jiunn-Wei Chen received a B.S. degree in physics from the National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan in 1989 and a M.S. degree in physics from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1991. He then served in the Taiwanese Army for a few years before coming to the United States. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1999, with Martin J. Savage as his thesis advisor. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maryland.

His primary research interest is on applying effective field theory techniques to strong interaction related problems in nuclear, particle, and astrophysics.

Selection Committee:

Joel Moss (Chair), Hamish Robertson, Gerald Peterson, Peter Parker, Bradley Filippone