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  • The President of the Republic of Lebanon Michel Sleiman presents George Helou with the Coat of Arms of the Presidency.
    Credit: Presidency of the Republic of Lebanon
02/02/2012 08:00:00

Caltech's George Helou Honored by Home Country of Lebanon

George Helou, senior research associate in physics at Caltech, has received numerous honors over the past year from his home country of Lebanon in recognition of his work in astronomy. "It is gratifying to receive these accolades from my country of origin, as an indication of the value they attach to science and education," says Helou, who is also executive director of the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), deputy director of the Spitzer Science Center, and director of the Herschel Science Center. For the full story on his recent honors, which include election to the Lebanese Academy of Sciences, click here

Written by Katie Neith