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Brooks Pate recipient of the 2016 William F. Meggers Award of The Optical Society

This award, endowed by the family of William Meggers, several individuals and a number of optical manufacturers, honors Meggers for his notable contributions to the field of spectroscopy and metrology. It is awarded for outstanding work in spectroscopy.

Brooks is being honored for the invention of the chirped-pulse Fourier transform microwave technique, which revolutionized rotational spectroscopy, leading to an explosion of novel spectroscopic, astrochemical, analytical, dynamical, and chemical kinetics applications.

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