Prof. Landau was awarded a "Doctor Honoris Causa" by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Professer Lewis succeeds current director Jean Martin-Williams, professor of music and associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics.
The SSRL, located in the basement of the Physics building, is developing two satellites that will be sent into orbit to map and image oceanic and coastal ecosystems.
The American Astronomical Society prize was given to Kyle Walker for his thesis "Molecular Collisional Excitation in Astrophysical Environments and Modeling the Early Universe."