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Fellows of the Burke Institute

The Burke Institute has several endowed fellowships for distinguished postdoctoral scholars in theoretical physics such as the Sherman Fairchild Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships, David and Ellen Lee Distinguished Fellowships, and McCone, DuBridge, and Tolman Fellowships. The support offered by these fellowships enables theorists to pursue innovative research.

Current Fellows of the Burke Institute are listed here.

We are soliciting applications for the 2017 - 2020 Fellows of the Burke Institute at this webpage.

Over 95 percent of the more than 120 former endowed fellows hold distinguished academic positions. These scholars work on every continent except Antarctica.

Map of institutions where fellows are now on faculty

Current and recent postdoctoral scholars in theoretical physics

Name

Period

Current Position

Sherman Fairchild Prize Fellowship

Longaretti Pierre 1987-1990 Permanent Researcher at Grenoble
Lerche Wolfgang 1988-1991 Senior Staff Scientist at CERN
Ratra Bharat 1989-1992 Professor at Kansas State University
Qian Yong-Zhong 1990-1992 Professor at University of Minnesota
Tu Yuhai 1990-1993 Permanent Research Staff at IBM
Ma Chung-Pei 1993-1996 Professor at UC Berkeley
Last Yoram 1994-1997 Professor at Hebrew University
Lifshitz Ron 1995-1998 Associate Professor at Tel Aviv University
Brady Patrick 1995-1998 Professor at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 
Rajagopal Krishna 1996-1997 Professor at MIT
Li Zhi-Yun 1996-1999 Professor at University of Virginia
Beacom John 1997-2000 Professor at Ohio State University
Burke Peter 1997-2000 Professor at UC Irvine
Eikenberry Stephen 1997-2001 Professor at University of Florida
Lipan Ovidiu 1998-2000 Associate Professor at the University of Richmond
Ryd Anders 1996-2002 Associate Professor at Cornell
Chepelev Iouri 2001-2004 Staff Scientist at the National Institutes of Health
Hayden Patrick 2001-2004 Professor at Stanford
Milosavljevic Milos 2002-2006 Associate Prof at University of Texas, Austin
Damanik David 2003-2006 Professor at Rice University
Pfeiffer Harald 2003-2006 Assistant Professor at University of Toronto
Cirigliano Vincenzo 2003-2006 Staff Scientist at Los Alamos National Lab
Vidal Guifre 2003-2005 Faculty Member at Perimeter Institute
Bell Nicole 2004-2006 Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne
Klich Israel 2004-2007 Associate Professor at University of Virginia
Shigemori Masaki 2004-2007 Associate Prof at Kyoto University
Brink Jeandrew 2005-2007 Lecturer at Stellenbosch University
Nagai Daisuke 2005-2008 Associate Professor at Yale University
Ando Shin'ichiro 2006-2009 Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam
Barnett Ryan 2006-2009 Lecturer at Imperial College, London
Lee Keith 2006-2009 Postdoc at University of Pittsburgh
Peng Fang 2006-2009 Juniper Networks
Saraykin Kirill 2007-2010  
Breuer Jonathan 2007-2009 Senior Lecturer at Hebrew University
Brooks Alyson 2008-2011 Assistant Professor at Rutgers University
Hinderer Tanja 2008-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Maryland
Jordan Stephen 2008-2011 Permanent Staff at NIST
Ott Christian 2008-2009 Professor at Caltech
Jiang Liang 2009- 2012 Assistant Professor at Yale
Tsang David 2009-2012 Postdoctoral scholar at McGill University
Bergman Doron 2009-2013 Walmart Labs
Kotera Kumiko 2011-2012 Permanent CNRS Faculty at Id'A de Paris
Evenbly Glen 2011-2014 Postdoc at UC Irvine.
Putrov Pavel 2012-2015 Postdoc at Institute for Advanced Study
Mong Roger 2012-2015 Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh
Yan Wenbin 2012-2015 Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University
Radice David 2013- 2016 Senior Data Consultant at Kaiser Permanente
Lysov Vyacheslav 2014-2017 Researcher at Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics
Song Justin 2014-2016 Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University
Gosset David 2014-2016 Rsearch Staff at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Jonathan Gopalakrishnan 2015-2016 Assistant Professor at City University of New York
Squire Jonathan 2015-current  
Storch Natalia 2015-current  
Cheng Meng 2016-current  
Dedushenko Mykola 2016-current  
Lin Ying-Hsuan 2016-current  
Jochym-O'Connor Tomas 2016-current  
Haim Arbel 2017-current  
Lee Eve 2017-current  
Necib Lina 2017-current  
Paquette Natalie 2017-current  
Yang Peng 2017-current  

Tolman Fellowship

Press William 1972-1973 Professor at University of Texas at Austin
Teukolsky Saul 1973-1974 Professor at Cornell Univeristy
Tremaine Scott 1975-1977 Professor at Institute for Advanced Study
Zurek Wojciech 1979-1981 Laboratory Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Yaffe Laurence 1980-1982 Professor at University of Washington
Grinstein Benjamin 1984-1987 Professor at UC San Diego
Thompson Christopher 1988-1991 Professor at University of Toronto
Lai Dong 1994-1997 Professor at Cornell University
Davies Melvyn 1992-1995 Professor at Lund University
Nielsen Michael 1998-2003 Writer
Buonanno Alessandra 1999-2001 Director of Max-Planck Institute at Golm
Pretorius Frans 2002-2005 Professor at Princeton
Leung Debbie 2002-2004 Assisstant Professor at University of Waterloo

McCone Fellowship

Trivedi Sandip 1992-1994 Director of Tata Institute
Mehen Thomas 1997-2000 Associate Professor at Duke University
Cheung Yeuk-Kwan Edna 2000-2002 Professor at Nanjing University
Su Shufang 2000-2003 Associate Professor at University of Arizona
Frey Andrew 2003-2006 Assistant Professor at University of Winnipeg
Schafer-Nameki Sakura 2006-2009 Professor, Oxford University
Marsano Joseph 2006-2009 Postdoc at University of Chicago
Keller Christopher 2009-2012 Postdoc at Rutgers University
Leichenauer Stefan 2011-2014 Postdoc at UC Berkeley
Gadde Abhijit 2011-2014 Postdoc at IAS
Haipeng Ann 2014-2017 Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University
Solon Mikhail 2017-current  

DuBridge Fellowship

Bildsten Lars 1991-1994 Director of KITP; professor at UC Santa Barbara
Fuchs Christopher 1996-1999 Research staff member at BBN Technologies
Shaviv Nir Joseph 1996-1999 Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Heyl Jeremy 1997-2000 Professor at University of British Columbia
Buchalter Ari 1999-2001 MediaMath
MacFadyen Andrew 2001-2004 Associate Professor at New York University
Squires Todd 2002-2004 Associate Professor at University of British Columbia
Furlanetto Steven 2003-2006 Associate Professor at UCLA
Childs Andrew 2004-2007 Associate Professor at University of Waterloo
Mantry Gautam 2005-2008 Postdoc at Northeastern University
Fiete Gregory 2006-2008 Associate Professor at University of Texas, Austin
Alicea Jason 2007-2010 Associate Professor at Caltech
Buckley Matthew 2008-2010 Research Assistant Professor at Rutgers
Zwiebel Benjamin 2009-2012 McKay Brothers
Pekker David 2010-2013 Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh
Gorshkov Alexey 2010-2013 Staff Scientist at NIST, Maryland
Roberts Luke 2012-2013 Einstein Fellow, Caltech
Fuller Jim 2013-2017 Assistant Professor, Caltech
Clausen Drew 2013-2016 Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University and IAS
Bao Ning 2014-2017 Postdoc at UC Berkeley
Mishmash Ryan 2014-2017 Postdoc at Perimeter Institute
Saraswat Prashant 2016-current  
Wheeler Coral 2016-current  
Albert Victor 2017-current  

David and Ellen Lee Fellowship

Hackl Andreas 2010-2011 Consultant at SAP
Yoshida Beni 2012-2015 Long Term Fellow at Perimeter Institute
Trnka Jaroslav 2013-2016 Assistant Professor, UC Davis
Fluder Martin 2015-current  

Bantrell Fellowship

Mlodinow Leonard 1980-1983 Writer
Applegate James 1981-1984 Professor at Columbia University
Solomon Sorin 1982-1985 Professor at Hebrew University
Hogan Craig 1982-1985 Professor at University of Chicago
Goodman Jeremy 1983-1986 Professor at Princeton University
Hawley John 1984-1987 Professor at University of Virginia

NAPF Fellowship

Narayan Ramesh 1983-1985 Professor at Harvard
Madau Piero 1987-1989 Professor at UC Santa Cruz
Murray Norman 1989-1991 Professor at University of Toronto

Weingart Fellowship

Warner Nicholas 1982-1985 Professor at University of Southern California
Impey Chris 1983-1986 University Distinguished Professor at University of Arizona
Milton Graeme 1984-1986 Professor at University of Utah
Zirnbauer Martin 1984-1987 Professor at University of Cologne
Karma Alain 1985-1988 Professor at Northeastern University
Rohm Ryan 1985-1988 Adjunct Professor at University of North Carolina
Gilbert Gerald 1986-1988 Principal Scientist at MITRE

Research Assistant Professors

Horava Petr 1997-2000 Professor at UC Berkeley
Yang Kun 1997-1999 Professor at Florida State University
Cooray Asantha 2001-2005 Professor at UC Irvine
Gomis Jaume 2002-2004 Faculty Member at Perimeter Institute
Mikhailov Andrei 2003-2009 Professor at University Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Sari Re’em 1998-2003 Professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nakar Ehud 2004-2009 Professor at Tel Aviv University
Bromberg Kenneth 2001-2004 Professor at University of Utah
Bauer Christian 2003-2006 Senior Staff Scientist at LBNL
Baranovsky Vladimir 2004-2006 Assistant Professor at UC Irvine
Ghigginni Paolo 2007-2008 CNRS Researcher at University Nantes
Lee Seung-Yeop 2009-2013 Assistant Professor at University of South Florida
Nakayama Yu 2010-2015 Associate Professor at Rikkyo University
Alberts Thomas 2011-2014 Assistant Professor at University of Utah