UVic astronomer wins prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

UVic physics and astronomy professor Dr. Julio Navarro is the winner of a prestigious one-year Guggenheim Fellowship of $30,000 US.
Each year the New York-based John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields on the basis of two separate competitions, one for the United States and Canada, the other for Latin America and the Caribbean. Navarro, who is from Argentina, received his fellowship from the Latin American category. The 2003 Fellowship winners include 184 artists, scholars, and scientists selected from over 3,200 applicants for awards totaling $6,750,000 US.

“This fellowship is a welcome recognition of the research effort I have been involved in since my arrival at UVic in 1998,” says Navarro, who studies computational cosmology and simulates the formation of galaxies. “The award will help me sustain the close international links that I have established over the years with leading research groups in Germany and the United Kingdom.”

Scores of Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and eminent scientists appear on the roll of past Guggenheim Fellows, including Ansel Adams, Aaron Copland, Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Nabokov, and Linus Pauling. UVic professors Drs. Anthony Edwards (English, 1988), Christopher Garrett (earth and ocean sciences, 1981) and Job Kuijt (biology, 1964) are past Guggenheim winners.

The foundation was established in 1925 by US Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife as a memorial to their son. Fellowships are awarded to scholars and artists engaged in research in any field of knowledge or the arts. For more information visit the foundation at www.gf.org

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Media contacts

Dr. Julio Navarro (physics and astronomy) at (250) 721-6644

Maria Lironi (UVic communications) at (250) 721-6139 or lironim@uvic.c

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