Matthew Hill was awarded the F.L. Scarf Award for his thesis titled Transport phenomena of anomalous cosmic rays during the recovery phase of solar cycle 22. He will be formally presented the award during the AGU 2003 Fall Meeting, which will be held 8–12 December in San Francisco, California. The award is given annually to a recent Ph.D. recipient for outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to solar-planetary science.
Matthew received his B.S. in physics, with high honors, from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1996. He was then granted a Distinguished Research Fellowship for graduate studies in the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Supervised by Douglas C. Hamilton, Matthew earned his M.S. in 1998 and his Ph.D. in physics in 2001.