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Michael Stöltzner wins Russell Research Award

The Russell Research Awards are the most prestigious annual prizes for research and scholarship given at Carolina. Each year the University of South Carolina recognizes faculty for outstanding research and scholarship. Full-time, tenure-track faculty are eligible to receive the awards. 

The Russell Research Award was established by Judge Donald S. Russell in 1957 and the UofSC Educational Foundation Research Award was established in 1984. Each award consists of a $3,000 prize and a certificate of recognition. 

From the Award committee: Dr. Michael Stöltzner is internationally known as an innovative and creative philosopher of science. Uniquely, Dr. Stöltzner has authored more than 30 papers in top journals and 50 papers in typical well-read collections. Additionally, the piece de resistance of his work at UofSC is his work on the philosophy of elementary particle physics. He focuses on the important question of the role of effective field theories. His interdisciplinary work on the “Epistemology of the LHC’ is unique and increases U of SC’s scholarly footprint in the philosophy of science. At U of SC, Dr. Stöltzner has reached out to the College of Engineering and Computing and taken a lead in developing educational courses on Engineering Ethics. Dr. Stöltzner’s approach to tackling problems of philosophy of science and his desire to reach out to other disciplines make him an invaluable faculty member that warrants recognition.


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