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UW-Eau Claire Professor Receives
Science Award for Research

RELEASED: Feb. 28, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Nathan Miller, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was awarded a $23,218 Cottrell College Science Award for research titled "Probing the temperature structure and geometry of hot star x-ray emission."

Dr. Nathan Miller
Dr. Nathan Miller

"The purpose of this grant is to give me a chance to apply a number of different new computational techniques to the analysis of hot star X-ray data, in particular working to bridge the gap between theoretical simulations of these stars and the observational data," said Miller. "I will be working with two UW-Eau Claire students each summer for the next two summers to apply these tools."

Research Corporation, a foundation for the advancement of science, awarded 38 grants to scientists at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. Research Corporation is a private foundation, established by Frederick Gardner Cottrell, a distinguished scientist, inventor and philanthropist.

Through the CCSA program, faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions are challenged to explore new areas of science, make new discoveries and initiate new research programs that can be continued by external, as well as institutional support. The purpose of these programs is to involve undergraduate students in meaningful ways through the classroom, thereby raising the quality of undergraduate education.

"Receiving this grant gives me a very welcome chance to deepen and develop my research program," said Miller. "It will also provide a number of outstanding opportunities for UW-Eau Claire science students to get involved in this research."

Find more information online about Research Corporation and its programs.

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