FACULTY AWARD: Chan receives NAS Baker Award for Initiatives in Research
Garnet Chan, Princeton University's A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry, received the 2013 William O. Baker Award for Initiatives in Research from the National Academy of Sciences. The award recognizes Chan's pioneering research in the field of numerical simulation of highly correlated quantum systems in chemistry and physics. Such calculations will quantify and predict many properties of materials important to chemistry, physics and biology. The Baker Award recognizes innovative young scientists undertaking research with likely human benefit, and includes a $15,000 prize.