C. Lewis Cocke, a K-State distinguished professor of physics, was honored with the Olin Petefish Award in basic sciences from the University of Kansas for his internationally recognized work in ion-atom collisions and intense short laser pulses. Cocke received the honor in October at a reception at KU.
The Olin Petefish Research Award is given in recognition of research achievement in the basic sciences that has had substantial impact and national and/or international interest. The Petefish award is one of four Higuchi/Endowment Research Achievement Awards established in 1981 by the late Takeru Higuchi, KU distinguished professor of chemistry, along with his wife, Aya. They stipulated that faculty members at all Kansas regents institutions be eligible.