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Anatoly Radyushkin, a professor and eminent scholar of physics at Old Dominion University, has received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, given annually to a number of American scientists.

Radyushkin's award, for his past accomplishments in research and teaching, carries a cash prize of more than $5,000.

The American scientists are nominated by German colleagues on the basis of scientific achievement. The von Humboldt Foundation of Bonn, Germany, provides travel expenses and a stipend for a six-month teaching and research in the scientific subject of the winner's choice in connection with the award.

The foundation awards up to 150 research grants a year, each worth as much as $67,500. Since 1972, more than 2,000 American academic researchers have received Alexander von Humboldt Research Awards.

The foundation promotes an active world-wide network of scholars. Individual sponsorship during periods spent in Germany and longstanding follow-up contacts have been hallmarks of the foundation's work since 1953.

Radyushkin's current research is in modern strong interaction theory and quantum chromodynamics.

A native or Russia who came to the U.S. in 1992., Radyushkin in 1997 was elected a fellow by the American Physical Society, an international organization of more than 41,000 physicists. Only one half of 1 percent of the total APS membership is elected for fellowship in the society each year.

In 1998, he received Old Dominion's Outstanding Faculty Research Award.

Radyushkin conducts research in the Nuclear Physics Group at Old Dominion and at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News. His research is sponsored by the Jefferson Lab.

This article was posted on: July 9, 2001

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