May 24, 2022
I am pleased to announce that the 2022 recipients of the Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the Physical Sciences Division are Young-Kee Kim and Edward "Rocky" Kolb.
The prize was established in the Division in 2013 by Arthur L. Kelly, who received his MBA from the University in 1964 and established the same faculty prize at Chicago Booth in 1999. In addition to his contributions to finance, business, international relations, and geography, Mr. Kelly served as Trustee of the University from 1988-2008 and has served two decades on the PSD Council, including ten years as Chair. It is fitting that we honor his contributions to the Division and the University through this award.
The Kelly Prize celebrates faculty who, outside of their teaching and research, have made exceptional efforts in promoting and supporting the Division. Previous winners include Ka Yee Lee and John Frederick (2013); Anne Rogers and Michael Hopkins (2014); Robert Fefferman and Robert Wald (2015); Michael Foote (2016); Michael Stein (2017); Richard Jordan (2018); Stephen Stigler (2019); Bryan Dickinson, Margaret Gardel, and Chuan He (2020); and Aaron Dinner and Stuart Kurtz (2021).
Edward "Rocky" Kolb
Edward "Rocky" Kolb, Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the David N. Schramm Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, receives the prize in recognition of his service as Dean (2013-18), Chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2006-12), and Director of KICP (2019-). Rocky championed UChicago's membership in the Giant Magellan Telescope organization, the creation of the Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics, and the expansion of the Department of Computer Science. He also managed PSD’s transition to the Eckhardt Research Center and secured support for the renovation of the Michelson Center for Physics. As Director of KICP, he has helped to raise the profile of the institute, attracting top talent from across the globe.
The Kelly Prize will be awarded at the PSD Convocation ceremony on June 4.
Please join me in congratulating Young-Kee and Rocky on this much-deserved honor.
All the best, Angela