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Sandia solar researcher chosen as one of continent’s 10 most brilliant scientists

NNSA BlogSandia researcher Greg Nielson is “one of the 10 most promising young scientists working today,” says Popular Science magazine.

Nielson garnered one of the magazine’s “Brilliant 10” awards for helping lead the Sandia effort to create solar cells the size of glitter.

Past Brilliant 10 honorees have gone on to win the Fields Medal (considered the Nobel Prize of mathematics) and MacArthur Foundation “genius” awards. Nielson and the other 2012 award winners will be featured in the October issue of Popular Science, available in late September.

Read about Nielson’s work.

Greg Nielson, Sandia photovoltaic researcher. (Photo by Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories)