First year graduate student Chris Lygouras has been awarded the department’s 2020 Wiliam Gardner Fellowship. Lygouras is researching quantum materials with the Institute for Quantum Matter under the supervision of Prof. Collin Broholm. He has already been involved in multiple research projects and will expand on these projects with the help of the Gardner Fellowship during the upcoming semesters.
Lygouras is the 12th Gardner Fellow. The fellowship was founded by William Gardner (Ph.D., ’68), who received his Ph.D. in physics under Prof. Warren Moos and had a successful career in fiber optics and telecommunications at Bell Laboratories. Gardner now generously provides support for one of the department’s highest priorities-enabling graduate students to dive into research from the start.