Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The Yale Science and Engineering Association (YSEA) has announced that Gary Chanan, UCI Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, will receive the 2020 YSEA Award for the Advancement of Basic and Applied Science for his role in the development of the Keck and other segmented-mirror telescopes. Chanan collaborated in this work for over thirty years with his late colleagues Jerry Nelson (the father of the Keck telescopes) and Terry Mast, both of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The YESA Award is conferred upon an individual who has received an undergraduate or graduate degree from Yale University, or is a member of the Yale Faculty, for a record of professional excellence in a particular field of science or engineering, or for outstanding contributions to the advancement of a scientific discipline in general. Several previous winners have gone on to win major international awards.
The award will be presented on April 17, 2020 in New Haven.