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Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Physics Graduate Student Named Recipient of IBES Graduate Fellowship

Physics Graduate Student, Joseph Skitka, has been selected as a recipient of an IBES Graduate Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society has partnerships with fifteen University departments, providing graduate students with the flexibility to pursue a rigorous disciplinary education while simultaneously conducting valuable, stimulating multi-disciplinary research.

Students benefit from the interdisciplinary environment of the Institute while working under the direction of an IBES fellow within his or her home department. IBES supports its graduate students with a host of fellowship, research, and travel funding opportunities.
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There were five Brown professors named on Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2015,” a compilation of nearly 3,000 researchers who have authored papers written from 2003 to 2013 that were highly cited in their publication year. This method “seeks out authors who have consistently produced papers, which have, in turn, won peer approval,” the website states. Thomson Reuters also selects researchers who have authored “Hot Papers,” which attract citations almost immediately following publication. Among those five professors was Physics Professor, Greg Tucker. Click on the link to read the full article.
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