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Stanford Report, August 9, 2000

SLAC's Helen Quinn awarded 2000 Dirac Medal and Prize

Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at SLAC, was awarded the 2000 Dirac Medal and Prize "for pioneering contributions to the quest for a unified theory of quarks and leptons and of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions." The award, shared with Howard Georgi of Harvard and Jogesh Pati of the University of Maryland, recognized Quinn for her work on the unification of the three interactions, and for fundamental insights about charge-parity conservation. The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics bestows the award yearly on the Aug. 8 birthday of Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, who shared the 1933 Nobel Prize in physics with Erwin Schrödinger.