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Young-Kee Kim Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Young-Kee Kim

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Young-Kee Kim is the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor of Physics. She is an experimental particle physicist, and devotes much of her research to understanding the origin of mass for fundamental particles. 

She has been chair of the UChicago Department of Physics since 2016 and is the Senior Advisor to the Provost for Global Scientific Initiatives. Between 2004 and 2006, she co-led the Collider Detector at Fermilab experiment, a collaboration with more than 600 particle physicists from around the world. She is currently working on the ATLAS particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, as well as on accelerator physics research. She was elected future president of the American Physical Society beginning in 2024. 

She served as deputy director of Fermilab between 2006 and 2013; chaired the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society in 2020; and will serve the Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association as president in 2022. She also chairs a department that is very engaged with the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Kim is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Sloan Foundation.

Credit: UChicago News