2023 Guggenheim Fellow

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Prof. Prineha Narang

Professor Prineha Narang, UCLA’s Howard Reiss Chair in Physical Sciences, has been awarded the 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship.

The physical world — from gas giants in the solar system, to living organisms, and even particles — exists in a state of nonequilibrium. Narang’s research aims to better understand the dynamics of nonequilibrium states in nature – an essential tool to understanding how complex physical events unfold.

Narang is one of only three physicists among the group of 171 scientists, writers, scholars, and artists honored across 48 fields in the United States and Canada to receive the honor. Chosen from a rigorous application and peer review process out of almost 2,500 applicants, these successful applicants were appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has sought since its inception to “further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.”

Other Guggenheim fellows from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry include Neil Garg (2016), Paula Diaconescu (2015), David Eisenberg (1984), William Gelbart (1998), Richard Kaner (1996), Sabeeha Merchant (1998), Paul Weiss (1997), and Jeffrey Zink (1987).

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.