David Bailey, Jonathan Borwein, Andrew Mattingly, and Glenn Wightwick will receive the 2017 AMS Levi L. Conant Prize for their article 'The Computation of Previously Inaccessible Digits of π2 and Catalan's Constant.'
TU Dresden's professors Manfred Curbach, Chokri Cherif, and Peter Offermann are the winners of the 'Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2016' (German Future Award). On Nov. 30, Germany's Federal President Joachim Gauck presented the award endowed with €250,000 in Berlin.
A student engineer from the University of Sussex in the UK has won a car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionize electric vehicles.
Promising environmental researcher David Seekell has been awarded a prestigious prize: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. He was awarded the prize for his dissertation at Umeå University that developed early warning indicators for environmental tipping points practically usable to government officials and landowners.
A University of Texas at Arlington student has won a statewide design competition for her Dallas station design for the Texas Central Partners' bullet train that is planned to run between Houston and Dallas by the early 2020s.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and Senior Service America, Inc., have named Sarah Szanton, Ph.D., A.N.P., F.A.A.N., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as the 2016 recipient of the Senior Service America Senior Scholar Award for Research Related to Disadvantaged Older Adults.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and Senior Service America, Inc., have named David Burnes, B.Sc., M.S.W., Ph.D., of the University of Toronto as the 2016 recipient of the Senior Service America Junior Scholar Award for Research Related to Disadvantaged Older Adults.
Elza Erkip, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, will be the 2016 recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Women in Communications Engineering Award for her outstanding technical work in communications engineering and for bringing a high degree of visibility to the field. As a faculty member of NYU WIRELESS, Erkip has conducted work that has made significant advances in communications technology.
Dr. Ami Radunskaya -- a professor of mathematics at Pomona College, president-elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics, and director of the national Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Program- was chosen as the winner of the 2016 AAAS Mentor Award for launching 'dramatic education and research changes leading to an increase in the number of female doctorates in the field of mathematics.'
Neir Eshel, a neuropsychiatry research pioneer who uncovered novel insights about how dopamine neurons are programmed to help us navigate the consequences of our choices, has been named the 2016 Grand Prize winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Eshel describes the process by which he and his colleagues expanded on the basic discovery that we learn by comparing predictions to reality, then updating those predictions accordingly.