KU professor wins Germany’s highest science award

photo by: Courtesy of the University of Kansas

Christophe Royon

University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor Christophe Royon won the Humboldt Research Award, the highest scientific award given by the German government, Carl Lejuez, KU’s interim provost and executive vice-chancellor, announced in a tweet Thursday night.

“His work in Germany focuses on the small-scale structure and high energy interactions of protons and nuclei,” Lejuez tweeted.

Royon joined KU as a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in January 2016. At the time KU reported Royon had an international reputation, with an expertise in particle and nuclear physics.

According to the release, Royon’s research helps advance many disciplines by providing a better understanding of subatomic particles and their role in matter throughout the universe.


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