Awards

Bryan, Buschman and McComas will receive prestigious honors from the National Academy of Sciences
Jan. 23, 2023
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Three Princetonians are among the 16 scientists receiving the highest honors given by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). These major awards recognize extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social and medical sciences. The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony on April 30…

Quantum chemist Marissa Weichman receives NSF CAREER award
Jan. 20, 2023
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Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry Assistant Professor Marissa Weichman has been awarded a five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty.

June Huh wins MacArthur ‘genius’ grant for creative approaches to mathematical puzzles
Oct. 12, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

June Huh, a professor of mathematics at Princeton University who won the 2022 Fields Medal earlier this year, has been awarded a 2022 MacArthur Fellowship for …

Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation awarded to Zemer Gitai for antibiotic-searching platform
Oct. 12, 2022

The 2022 Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation will be awarded to Zemer Gitai, Princeton’s Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology and a professor of molecular biology, for a new drug-discovery platform that searches out drug candidates with unique or novel mechanisms of action.

Princeton scientists win major physics prizes
Oct. 11, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The American Physical Society announced today that Princeton University researchers have won several of the society's major awards: Pablo Debenedetti won the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, Ali Yazdani won the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize, Frank Calaprice won…

Debenedetti to receive Rahman Prize for Computational Physics
Oct. 10, 2022
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University’s dean for research, will be awarded American Physical Society’s 2023 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, which recognizes outstanding achievement in computational physics research.

Ben Bernanke, former Princeton professor and economics department chair, receives Nobel Prize in economic sciences
Oct. 10, 2022
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Written by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

Ben Bernanke, a Princeton professor of economics and public affairs from 1985 to 2002, chairman of the economics department from 1996 to 2002, and founder of the Bendheim Center for Finance, is among three winners sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in economic sciences.

The Royal Swedish Academy of…

Brangwynne wins the Breakthrough Prize for revolutionary view of living cells
Sept. 22, 2022
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Written by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications

Princeton bioengineer Clifford Brangwynne has won the 2023 Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences, recognizing his contributions to the study of living cells.

Brangwynne’s research has…

Elaine Pagels and Jefferson papers awarded NEH grants
Sept. 1, 2022
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion, and Princeton University’s Papers of Thomas Jefferson have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in…

Simon Gikandi and Chika Okeke-Agulu recognized by British Academy for their contribution to the humanities
Aug. 3, 2022
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Simon Gikandi, the Robert Schirmer Professor of English and chair of the Department of English, and Chika Okeke-Agulu, professor of art and archaeology and African American studies and director of the Program in African Studies, have been elected corresponding fellows of the British Academy, in…