Published: Oct. 15, 2018

Simone Hyater-Adams


Simone Hyater-Adams, a doctoral student in the ATLAS Institute, won the American Physical Society’s Harry Lustig Award, which recognizes outstanding graduate-level research performed in the Four Corners states. The award, given annually, consists of a $1,000 stipend and a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient, as well as travel support to present her work at the annual Four Corners Section (4CS) meeting on Oct. 12-13.

Hyater-Adams is a researcher in physics education. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics from Hampton University and spent a year and a half as a researcher at NASA. Her advisors are Noah Finkelstein, CU Boulder professor of physics, and Kathleen Hinko, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Michigan State University.

The award was established in 2015 by the Four Corners Section to encourage graduate-level physics study and to honor the memory of Harry Lustig, remembered for his academic achievements as physics professor, provost and vice president for academic affairs at City College of New York.