LSU Physics Professor Receives IUPAP Young Scientist Prize

BATON ROUGE - The International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, as an affiliated commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), has awarded Ivan Agullo, LSU Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, with the International Society Young Scientist Prize.

   The IUPAP General Relativity and Gravitation Young Scientist award is considered among the highest international recognitions in the field of general relativity and gravitation for young researchers, recognizing outstanding achievements of scientists at early stages of their career. Agullo was acknowledged “for his outstanding contributions to the physics of the early universe and possible observational consequences of quantum gravity.” 
          “The fact that the Young Scientist award is an international prize attests to Professor Agullo's global stature in gravitational physics,” said Professor and Hearne Chair of Theoretical Physics Jorge Pullin, LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy.
           The official award ceremony will be held at the GR21 conference in New York city in July 2016.
           Agullo earned his bachelor’s degree in physics, 2004, and received his Ph.D. in physics, 2009, from the University of Valencia, Spain. He was a post-doctoral at Penn State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Recently, he received a five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award to support his research on the early universe. Among his honors, he received the First Award in the prestigious Gravity Research Foundation Essay competition in 2011, and the Young Researcher in Theoretical Physics Award from the Royal Spanish Physical Society, also in 2011.


Mimi LaValle
LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy