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Professor Yong-Baek Kim Awarded 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship

180 scientists, writers, scholars, and artists were honored across 51 fields.

On April 7, 2022, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 180 exceptional individuals. Chosen from a rigorous application and peer review process out of almost 2500 applicants, these successful applicants were appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. See the list of new Fellows here.

University of Toronto Department of Physics' Professor Yong-Baek Kim was awarded the fellowship in the physics category. His fellowship project title is "Quantum Entanglement and Dynamics in Quantum Matter."

He says, "Receiving the Guggenheim fellowship is a great honor for me. While I have done my research to mainly pursue my own curiosity, it's wonderful to be appreciated by peer intellectuals. I have been privileged to meet and work with so many talented people, especially my former and current students and postdoctoral fellows. I thank them for generously sharing their insights."

“Now that the past two years are hopefully behind all of us, it is a special joy to celebrate the Guggenheim Foundation’s new class of Fellows,” said Edward Hirsch, President of the Guggenheim Foundation and 1985 Fellow in Poetry. “This year marks the Foundation’s 97th annual Fellowship competition. Our long experience tells us what an impact these annual grants will have to change people’s lives. The work supported by the Foundation will aid in our collective effort to better understand the new world we’re in, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going. It is an honor for the Foundation to help the Fellows carry out their visionary work.”

In all, 51 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, 81 different academic institutions, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and four Canadian provinces are represented in this year’s class of Fellows, who range in age from 33 to 75. Close to 60 Fellows have no full-time college or university affiliation. Many Fellows’ projects directly respond to issues like climate change, pandemics, Russia, feminism, identity, and racism.



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