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Meet Pitt’s 2024 faculty Fulbright winners

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Each year, University of Pittsburgh people travel abroad, forging collaborations in international research, teaching and creative work under the auspices of the Fulbright Program.

This February, the U.S. Department of State named Pitt a top-producing institution for students earning a spot in the government’s flagship international exchange program. Alumni of the Fulbright Program include 62 Nobel laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners and 78 MacArthur fellows. Pitt faculty, too, have won prestigious and competitive fellowships through the program to further their work abroad.

Here are Pitt’s 2024-25 faculty Fulbright Scholars — this page will be updated as more are announced.

Arthur Kosowsky

A professor and chair of the Department of Physics in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Arthur Kosowsky is an expert on theoretical physics and cosmology. Elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2014, he uses patterns in microwave radiation to probe models about how the universe works and how it formed. His work has been cited more than 22,000 times.

Kosowsky has for decades been a member of projects that use telescope arrays in Chile to answer questions about the universe and as a Fulbright scholar, he’ll spend September through December of 2024 in Santiago. There he’ll work on projects related to the new Simons Observatory, including collaborating with local scientists. The observatory is an array of four telescopes in the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes looking at microwave radiation to study the aftermath of the Big Bang.


— Patrick Monahan, photography by Tom Altany