Nicholas Suntzeff

Title:  University Distinguished Professor

Company:  Texas A&M University

Location:  Texas, United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2010)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)
  • Inductee, Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University (1983)
  • Recipient, Carnegie Fellowship, Mount Wilson and Las Campanas Observatory (1983)
  • Recipient, Robert J. Trumpler Award for the Outstanding PhD Thesis of the Year (1980)
  • Recipient, Achievement Award For Outstanding Science, Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy (1992, 1999)
  • Recipient, Science Breakthrough of the Year Award, Science Magazine (1998)
  • Named, Highly Cited Space Scientist, Institute for Scientific Information (2003-2013)
  • Recipient, Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2007)
  • Recipient, Jefferson Senior Science Fellowship, Office of Human Rights, United States Department Of State (2011)
  • Co-Recipient, Nobel Prize in Physics Distinguished Achievement Award for Research, Texas A&M University (2011)
  • Named, University Distinguished Professor (2013)
  • Recipient, George H.W. Bush Foundation Award for International Scientific Research (2013)
  • Recipient, Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2016)
  • Recipient, Fellowship, American Physical Society (2017)


  • PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • MS in Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • BS in Mathematics, Stanford University, with Distinction

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