Ted Corcovilos Recieves 2015 Kaufman Foundation Investigator Award

The Kaufman Foundation announced on Wednesday that it is awarding about $2 million through 10 grants to researchers at six universities. In the New Investigator Research category, a grant of $150,000 over two years was awarded to Theodore Corcovilos for research on “Experimental quantum emulation of two-dimensional topological insulators and Majorana fermions using ultra-cold atoms”.

The Kaufman Foundation, an entity of The Pittsburgh Foundation, focuses on scientific research. It was established with $40 million to support new research initiatives in Pennsylvania institutions of higher learning in chemistry, biology and physics. Its namesake, the late Charles Kaufman, was a chemical engineer who built a fortune in retirement through investing. When he died in 2010, his estate transferred to The Pittsburgh Foundation.

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