2018 UCSC Hellman Fellows Program Award Recipients

Established at UCSC in 2011, the purpose of the Hellman Fellows Program is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

In 2018, eleven faculty received awards.  It is with great pride that we announce this year's recipients.

Faculty Name
Title of Project
Benjamin Breen History Indra's Net: Technology and Magic in the Early Modern World, 1600-1820
Angela Brooks Biomolecular Engineering Novel therapeutic targets in lung cancer from genes with altered mRNA splicing
Muriam Davis History Planning for Eurafrica: Development and Race in Algeria, 1958-1965
Anna Friz Film & Digital Media We Build Ruins
David Gordon Politics Accountability and Global Urban Climate Governance
Michael Hance Physics; SCIPP Searching for New Particles and Symmetries at the Large Hadron Collider
Cynthia Ling Lee Theater Arts Lost Chinatowns: a multimedia dance-theater work exploring Santa Cruz's historical Chinatowns
François Monard Mathematics Inverse problems, integral geometry and uncertainty quantification
Vicky Oelze Anthropology Chimpanzee intoxication and the evolution of termite associated tool use
Yuan Ping Chemistry & Biochemistry Theory Design of Charged Defects for Two-dimensional Quantum Technologies
Xi Zhang Earth & Planetary Sciences Deep Atmosphere of Jupiter: Insights from the Juno Spacecraft

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