CU-Boulder physicist given 'genius grant'
Last Updated: 16:11 September 25, 2013
Rey also is an assistant research professor in the CU-Boulder department of physics. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes.
Rey is the eighth CU-Boulder faculty member to win the prestigious award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago as well as the fourth physics faculty member and third JILA fellow.
Rey, 36, was one of 24 recipients of the 2013 "no-strings attached" funding. She will receive $625,000 paid out over five years.
The MacArthur Foundation selection committee cited Rey as an "atomic physicist advancing our ability to simulate, manipulate, and control novel states of matter through fundamental conceptual research on ultra-cold atoms."
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