Renowned Eye Cancer specialist, Dr. Jerry Shields receives the first distinguished Brady-Shields Chair in Ocular Oncology.
Barbara Dosher and Etel Solingen, both University of California, Irvine scholars in the School of Social Sciences, have been honored by the National Academy of Sciences for major contributions to their fields.
Cancer immunotherapy innovator Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the 2018 Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal for outstanding research in medical sciences, the National Academy of Sciences announced today.
The National Academy of Sciences will honor 19 individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and medical sciences.
UCSB professor and Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura is awarded the 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes, in this 10th edition, to Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali, Ronald Rivest and Adi Shamir for their 'fundamental contributions to modern cryptology, an area of a tremendous impact on our everyday life,' in the words of the jury's citation.
The National Academy of Sciences will award the first annual Michael and Sheila Held Prize to Prasad Raghavendra, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and David Steurer, professor of theoretical computer science at ETH Zurich. The pair are receiving the $100,000 prize 'for a body of work which revolutionizes our understanding of optimization and complexity' in computer science.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named journalists Julia Rosen and Vivien Cumming as the winners of its 2018 Science Journalism Fellowship. Rosen will receive €2,200 to travel to the UK to write about the role of soil in the phosphorus crisis, while Cumming is awarded €2,800 to follow scientists in Myanmar to tell the story of carbon in rivers.
A Ph.D. student at the University of Strathclyde has won a UK-wide award, recognizing her potential to make a major contribution in the future in the world of chemistry.
Professor Zhao Guochun from the Department of Earth Sciences, the University of Hong Kong was awarded the 2018 TWAS Prize in Earth, Astronomy and Space Sciences.