“We are thrilled that Professor Emeritus Louis Brus has been recognized with this career honor. Professor Brus attended Columbia for his graduate studies and returned after years in government and private industry to develop quantum materials and work with students. We are immensely proud that his research and teaching thrived for so many years in the unique environment at Columbia,” said Amy Hungerford, executive vice president and dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Brus was born in 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his PhD in 1969 from Columbia. The three laureates will share a prize of 11 million Swedish kronor, or about $995,300.