Yong-Baek Kim, Yanqin Wu and John Zilcosky named Guggenheim Fellows
The University of Toronto’s Yong-Baek Kim, Yanqin Wu and John Zilcosky have been recognized with prestigious 2022 Guggenheim Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
All are professors in the Faculty of Arts & Science. Kim is a professor in the department of physics and the director of the Centre for Quantum Materials; Wu is a professor of theoretical astrophysics in the David A. Dunlap department of astronomy and astrophysics and Zilcosky is a professor in the department of Germanic languages and literatures and the Centre for Comparative Literature.
“When honours like the Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded to multiple Faculty scholars, I am always impressed and fascinated by the diverse disciplines of the winners,” says Dean Melanie Woodin. “This year’s cohort is no exception. I am very happy that the fellowships will allow each to pursue their exciting and important work, and I congratulate them all.”
Leah Cowen, U of T’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives, congratulated the researchers on being among the 180 recipients of the fellowships – out of 2500 applicants.
“These fellowships will help support important work,” Cowen says, “from research into the proto-planetary disks of gas and dust around newly developing stars, to work on theoretical quantum condensed matter physics and a new book on the cultural history of wrestling.”