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Distinguished NJIT Physicist To Receive International Medal For Space Science

The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will present the William Nordberg Medal for space science to Louis J. Lanzerotti, distinguished professor of physics at NJIT, on July 19, 2004. Lanzerotti, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the International Academy of Astronautics, is chairing the 20-person, blue-ribbon panel to study whether or not to prolong the mission of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The Nordberg Medal is awarded to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science in a field covered by COSPAR.