Ellen Zweibel named Hilldale Professor

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Ellen Zweibel, W. L. Kraushaar and Hilldale professor of astronomy and physics (Photo by Althea Dotzour / UW–Madison)

Five members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty, including astronomy and physics professor Ellen Zweibel, have received Hilldale Professorships.

Hilldale Professorships are given to faculty members who excel in scholarly activity, have records of outstanding research or creative work, and show promise of continued productivity. Recipients receive a salary increase in addition to funding that may be used for research support and teaching release. Appointments are for five years with the possibility of renewal until the individual leaves the university or retires.

Zweibel’s work in theoretical astrophysicist specializes in plasma astrophysics and focuses on evolution of astrophysical magnetic fields, interstellar astrophysics, star formation, cosmic rays and stellar physics.