Emmanuel Gull, an Assistant Professor and computational condensed matter physicist in the Physics Department, has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) as one of the researchers for the fiscal year 2013 Early Career Research Program. Professor Gull's award was for “Simulation of Correlated Lattice and Impurity Systems Out of Equilibrium,” selected by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories, now in its fourth year, supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the DOE Office of Science. The award is available only to tenure-track faculty who are not yet tenured, and it provides a minimum of $150,000 per year in research funding for five years.

Professor Gull has also been selected as the first annual Nevill F. Mott early career prize winner, bestowed by the International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES). The prize is 2000 euros, awarded to a person who has made distinguished contributions to the theory of strongly correlated electron systems. Professor Gull will receive his award at the conference in Tokyo.

This is the first time the SCES has offered this award, though they have held conferences for the past few years. Their 2010 conference inspired the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter to make a special issue about strongly correlated electron systems in 2011. The award is named for Nevill Francis Mott, a founding figure in condensed matter physics who became Fellow of the Royal Society in 1936 and earned the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1977 for his work on amorphous superconductors.