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Public Release: 25-Oct-2017
EMBO welcomes 28 new young investigators
=EMBO announces today the selection of 28 young researchers as EMBO Young Investigators. They join a network of 47 current and 417 past Young Investigators who represent some of the best up-and-coming group leaders in the life sciences in Europe and beyond.

Contact: Tilmann Kiessling
communications@embo.org
EMBO

Public Release: 24-Oct-2017
Bradley M. Sherrill receives 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics
Bradley M. Sherrill, director of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) and scientific director at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU), was awarded the 2018 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics from the American Physical Society (APS).

Contact: Karen King
kingk@frib.msu.edu
517-908-7262
Michigan State University Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Public Release: 24-Oct-2017
Wiley commends the 2017 Nobel Prize laureates for their contributions
John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) would like to acknowledge the laureates honored with the 2017 Nobel Prize. Many of these laureates have had their work published in Wiley's scholarly research journals, books and other reference material, and those published by Wiley on behalf of learned Societies.

Contact: Canon Carson
ccarson@wiley.com
201-748-5838
Wiley

Public Release: 24-Oct-2017
NASA Goddard announces Innovator of the Year
NASA research engineer Mahmooda Sultana has been named the 2017 'IRAD Innovator of the Year,' an award bestowed annually on those who achieve significant results creating technologies under the Goddard Space Flight Center's Internal Research and Development, or IRAD, program.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 24-Oct-2017
INFORMS Annual Meeting
Lehigh University engineers win 2017 Wagner Prize for prison reassignment model
A 'first-of-its-kind' optimization model developed by engineers at Lehigh University - in collaboration with Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections (PADOC) - has won the prestigious Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellent in Operations Research Practice for 2017. The Inmate Assignment Decision Support System (IADSS), which was created by Lehigh engineering students with their professors, streamlines the assignment of inmates to Pennsylvania's 25 correctional institutions and has been credited with saving the state millions of dollars.

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 24-Oct-2017
The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition
Dr. Peter J. Winzer of Nokia Bell Labs USA, awarded 2018 John Tyndall Award
The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society announced that Peter Winzer of Nokia Bell Labs, USA, is the recipient of the 2018 John Tyndall Award.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 24-Oct-2017
The NYSCF Conference
Paul Tesar receives 2017 New York Stem Cell Foundation -- Robertson Stem Cell Prize
The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) announced today that Paul Tesar, DPhil, is the 2017 recipient of the NYSCF -- Robertson Stem Cell Prize for his pioneering discovery of pluripotent epiblast stem cells and technologies to utilize pluripotent stem cells for discovery of new therapeutics for neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and pediatric leukodystrophies.

Contact: David McKeon
dmckeon@nyscf.org
212-365-7440
New York Stem Cell Foundation

Public Release: 23-Oct-2017
BU Medical student named TYLENOL Future Care Scholar
Adam Hsieh, a second-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received a $10,000 award from the 2017 TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship.
2017 TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

Contact: Gina DiGravio
ginad@bu.edu
617-638-8480
Boston University School of Medicine

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
APS March 2018 Meeting
Barry Simon wins 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for mathematical physics
AIP and APS announced that Barry Simon of Caltech is the recipient of the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, which is awarded annually to honor significant contributions to the field. In recognizing Simon, the two organizations cited him 'For his fundamental contributions to the mathematical physics of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and statistical mechanics, including spectral theory, phase transitions, and geometric phases, and his many books and monographs that have deeply influenced generations of researchers.'

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
2017 AIP Science Writing Award Winners announced
The American Institute of Physics announced today the winners of its 2017 Science Communication Awards for Books, Articles, Writing for Children, and Broadcast and New Media: Timothy Jorgensen for Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation; Natalie Wolchover for 'What No New Particles Means for Physics'; Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer for Water Wow: An Infographic Exploration; and Noah Baker, Lorna Stewart, and Dog and Rabbit Animation Company for 'Laureates in their own words-Physics.'

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Andy Tay Kah Ping honored with inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize
MRS Bulletin has named Andy Tay Kah Ping, Stanford University, as the inaugural recipient of the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication.
Jiang Family Foundation

Contact: Anita B. Miller
amiller@mrs.org
724-779-2754
Cambridge University Press

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Barry Voight elected to National Academy of Engineering
Barry Voight, professor emeritus of geology and geological engineering, Penn State, is among 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
'The father of the 2 degrees limit': Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), a member of the Leibniz Association. The Blue Planet Prize honors outstanding thinkers who help to meet challenges of planetary dimensions. It is awarded by the Asahi Glass Foundation and handed over in presence of Japan's Imperial Prince and Princess. Schellnhuber received the prize for establishing a new field of science, Earth System Analysis, and introducing most influential concepts including the notion of tipping elements in the climate system.

Contact: Mareike Schodder
press@pik-potsdam.de
49-331-288-2507
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting and Expositions
Springer's Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences wins award for best geoscience research resource
The Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) has chosen Springer's Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences as the winner of the society's annual award for an outstanding geoscience research resource. The award will be presented on 23 October 2017 during the Geological Society of America's (GSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Seattle.

Contact: Elizabeth Hawkins
elizabeth.hawkins@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Svante Pääbo to receive the 2018 HFSP Nakasone Award
Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) was the 2018 HFSP Nakasone Award awarded for his discovery of the extent to which hybridization with Neanderthals and Denisovans has shaped the evolution of modern humans, and his development of techniques for sequencing DNA from fossils.

Contact: Guntram Bauer
gbauer@hfsp.org
Human Frontier Science Program

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Manuel Amann wins the 2017 von Kaven Award
DFG recognises mathematician for his work at the interface between Riemannian geometry and algebraic topology

Contact: Magdalena Schaeffer
magdalena.schaeffer@dfg.de
49-228-885-2130
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Science Hack Day: San Francisco
UC Riverside physicists win two awards at Science Hack Day
The University of California, Riverside won two medals -- 'Best in Show' and 'Most Whimsical Hack' -- at the eighth annual 'Science Hack Day: San Francisco,' the world's premier science-themed hackathon. Hackathons are Silicon Valley-inspired challenges to rapidly prototype hardware and software. 'Science Hack Day: San Francisco' took place Oct. 14-15, 2017. Designers, developers, scientists, and anyone excited about making things with science were welcome to attend.
Science Hack Day foundation, NASA FIELDS program, UCR College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
David J. Wineland and Amnon Yariv Named 2017 Honorary Members of The Optical Society
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name the recently elected, 2017 Honorary Members. The recipients are David Jeffrey Wineland and Amnon Yariv.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Tecnalia wins the European Innovation Award for a failure prediction system for Industry
Tecnalia, the technological research and development centre, has received the highest award in the field of European innovation for its development of a failure prediction system for Industry 4.0 patented by NEM Solutions. The European Innovation Award was jointly granted to TECNALIA and NEM Solutions by EARTO, the highest European association in the field of innovation, for the 'Impact Delivered' category which rewards the best technology transfer practice.

Contact: Oihane Lakar
o.lakar@elhuyar.eus
0034-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
ESMO Immuno Oncology Congress 2017
First ESMO award for immuno-oncology goes to Laurence Zitvogel
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has granted the newly established ESMO Award for Immuno-Oncology to Prof Laurence Zitvogel for her innovating and internationally recognised achievements in the field.

Contact: Jackie Partarrieu
pressoffice@esmo.org
European Society for Medical Oncology

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
Four HHMI scientists elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Four HHMI investigators have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine, an organization that honors professional achievement in the health sciences.

Contact: Meghan Rosen
rosenm2@hhmi.org
301-215-8859
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
USDA invests in research on next generation of agricultural technology
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 17 grants for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. The grants are funded through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Selina Meiners
202-720-3359
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
APS Division of Plasma Physics
Michael Keidar 2017 recipient of the Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics
AIP Publishing has announced its selection of Michael Keidar as the winner of the 2017 Ronald C. Davidson Award for Plasma Physics. The annual award is presented in collaboration with the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics to recognize outstanding plasma physics research by a Physics of Plasmas author.

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Wolters Kluwer published text receives British Medical Association's 'Medical Book of the Year 2017' Honor
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that 'Neinstein's Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide, 6th Edition' by Lawrence S Neinstein, Debra K Katzman, S Todd Callahan, Catherine M Gordon, Alain Joffe and Vaughn I Rickert, was named the British Medical Association (BMA) Book of the Year for 2017. Eight Lippincott published titles were also recognized as first-prize winners or highly commended in their categories.

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., elected to the National Academy of Medicine
V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., professor of Breast Medical Oncology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his discovery of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), a class of drugs with far-reaching impact on women's health.

Contact: Scott Merville
smerville@mdanderson.org
713-792-0661
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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