John Beacom, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) has been named the second Henry L. Cox Professor of Physics and Astronomy. This endowed professorship was made possible by the 2003 bequest of Dr. Henry L. Cox of Seminole, Florida, upon his death. Dr. Cox graduated from Ohio State with an MS in Physics in 1951 and a PhD in Physics in 1955.
The annual income from this endowment supports exceptional and cutting-edge research for a faculty member in the Department of Astronomy and/or the Department of Physics on a five-year rotating basis. Prof. Beacom will be the Henry L. Cox Professor until August 2023.
The first recipient of this professorship was David Weinberg, Distinguished University Professor and currently chair of the Department of Astronomy.