Physicist, Award Winner
Who is Paul Chaikin?
Paul Chaikin is an American physicist. Professor Paul Chaikin earned his undergraduate degree from Caltech, where he studied under Richard Feynman, and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He co-wrote Principles of Condensed Matter Physics with T.C. Lubensky. He currently teaches at New York University and lives in Manhattan. He is well known in the field of soft condensed matter physics and recently received praise for his research in packing of oblate spheroids.
Awards include a Sloan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and election to both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2009 he won a World Technology Award for individual contribution in materials research.
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