A Nobel Honor

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Mark Turiansky, a postdoctoral scholar in materials professor Chris Van de Walle’s Computational Materials Group, has been selected for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from a host of Nobel Laureates this summer in Germany. He is among 650 young scientists from throughout the world who will experience and contribute to the unique atmosphere of the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Turiansky’s participation is enabled by a highly competitive UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellowship.

"I am tremendously honored to receive this distinction and am excited to have the opportunity to interact with and learn from the Nobel Laureates and young scientists at the Lindau Meeting,” said Turiansky, who earned his PhD in physics from UCSB. “I am indebted to my advisor Chris Van de Walle, as well as my colleagues and friends here at UCSB who have fostered a stimulating and supportive research environment. Receiving this honor would not have been possible without them."

This year’s meeting will focus on physics and take place June 30 through July 5. Since 1951, more than 35,000 PhD students and postdocs have taken part in the highly competitive and prestigious program, which brings together different generations, scientific disciplines, and national cultures. 

Mark Turiansky, UCSB postdoctoral scholar

Mark Turiansky, a UCSB postdoctoral scholar, will attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer in Germany.