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Kurt Binder, top award

Kurt Binder, a professor of physics at the University of Mainz in Germany and an ­adjunct professor in UGA’s Center for Simulational ­Physics, has been named co-winner of a top award in the field.

Binder, who has been associated with the program at UGA for more than 30 years, will receive the 2007 Boltzmann Medal in July during the annual meeting of the International Conference on Statistical Physics in Genoa, Italy.

Binder is an international expert on the statistical mechanics of magnetic systems, alloys, glasses and polymers. He will share the award with Professor Giovanni Gallavotti of the University of Rome. Binder is also winner of the Max Planck Medal, the CECAM Berni J. Alder prize and the Staudinger-Durrer Prize.