Lisa Manning, JS '02, receives prestigious physics award from American Physical Society

October 27, 2017

After earning a B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics from U.Va. in 2002, Lisa Manning, the Paradis Family Jefferson Scholar, pursued a Ph.D. in Physics at UC Santa Barbara and later joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2011. In just six years, Lisa has emerged as a rising star in her field, receiving several honors and awards including the 2016 IUPAP Young Investigator Prize, a Simons Investigator award, a Sloan Fellowship, a Scialog award, as well as several teaching awards.

Most recently, Lisa was named the 2018 recpient of the Amercian Physical Society’s Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, a national award granted to one woman physicist in the early years of her career. The award provides $2,500 plus a $4,000 travel allowance to enable the recipient to give lectures at four institutions.  

Read Syracuse University’s press release announcing Lisa’s award here.


Lisa Manning

Paradis Family Jefferson Scholar



The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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