Fermilab scientist Keith Ellis earns Humboldt Award

Keith Ellis

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has awarded Fermilab scientist Keith Ellis a Humboldt Award.

The Humboldt Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on his or her own discipline and who is expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.

The announcement of the award comes at nearly the same time as that of a new opportunity for Ellis, who served as head of the Fermilab Theory Department for 10 years: He will become the new director of the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology in the UK starting in October. IPPP, a world-leading research center in particle physics phenomenology, is a joint venture between Durham University and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Fermilab congratulates Ellis on being recognized around the world for his pioneering work.