Leon Cooper receives Rosenberger Medal

Leon N Cooper

“I’m extremely flattered, especially because it’s an award given by the faculty, my colleagues. That makes it specially meaningful. I’m very grateful to Brown for providing me with a place where I could be productive.” Credit: Photos by Mike Cohea/Brown University

Leon N Cooper, a 1972 Nobel laureate in physics for the theory of superconductivity, received the Susan Culver Rosenberger Medal during Brown University's 245th Commencement exercises Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Rosenberger Medal, conferred 29 times since it was created in 1919, is the highest honor the Brown University faculty can give.