Congratulations to Professor Pierre Ramond, Distinguished Professor of Physics, on his recent induction into the inaugural Newark College of Engineering (NCE) Hall of Fame, “NCE 100,” established as part of the College’s celebration of its centennial. The “NCE 100” distinction is bestowed upon only one in about 500 NCE alumni.
Pierre Ramond, who graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1965, is credited with initiating the development of Superstring Theory. The winner of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, Ramond generalized to all particles the notion that the basic building blocks are not point particles at all, but tiny string-like objects that vibrate to form the particles.
Ramond received the award in a special induction ceremony on March 7, 2019 on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus in Newark, New Jersey. As Ramond recalls, “It is a very special honor to be recognized by one’s academic mother.”
A list of all NCE 100 inaugural inductees can be found at https://news.njit.edu/nce-100-honorees-inaugural.