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Wayne State professor earns prestigious fellowship to study physics

July 6, 2014

A Wayne State University professor and Livonia resident is preparing to go work on a unique project this fall in Illinois. Alexey Petrov, a physics professor at the university has been selected to work at the Fermilab in Illinois to study particle physics theory, dark matter and heavy quarks. The best way to describe his work, he said, is that he studies scientific theories and particles to determine what the universe is truly made up of. He was offered a 2014 Intensity Frontier Fellowship and Universities Research Association Visiting Scholar Award to study for the fall semester at the Fermilab, located in Batavia, Ill. He said he's the first college professor from Michigan to have the opportunity to study at the lab, considered the premiere high energy physics lab in the country.