Goodman Wins Yodh Prize

Past Senate Chair Jordan Goodman Wins Yodh Prize

Past Senate Chair and Distinguished University Professor, Jordan Goodman, was recently awarded the Yodh Prize for his outstanding leadership in the development water Cherenkov instruments in high-energy gamma-ray astronomy.

The Yodh Prize recognizes a scientist whose research career has had a major impact on the understanding of cosmic rays. It was endowed by Gaurang and Kanwal Yodh to the University of California Irvine Foundation in 1998.

The recipient is selected by an international committee of distinguished scientists in the field of cosmic rays and astroparticle physics. The award is administered through the Commission on Astroparticle Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and is presented every two years at the International Cosmic Ray Conference. In addition, the prize winner presents a Colloquium to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Irvine.

The award was officially presented at the 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference on Tuesday, July 13, 2017. Please join the Senate Office in congratulating Past Chair Jordan Goodman on this prestigious award. For more information, please see the Physics website.