Awards

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…

Princeton’s Paul Chirik awarded $1M for green chemistry research
July 21, 2022
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Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

Princeton Chemistry’s Paul Chirik is among the first chemists in the nation to receive funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s new “exploration phase” grants in support of green chemistry.

Once considered an oxymoron, green chemistry has enjoyed…

Nobel laureate Suki Manabe named 'Great Immigrant' for contributions to America
July 5, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Princeton faculty member Syukuro "Suki" Manabe has been honored as one of America's “Great Immigrants” by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Every Fourth of July, Carnegie celebrates naturalized citizens who have enriched and strengthened the nation and democracy through their contributions and actions. This year, Carnegie

Braverman and Lieb win mathematics prizes for cross-discipline work
July 5, 2022
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Written by Daniel Day, Office of Communications

Princeton professors Elliott Lieb and Mark Braverman were among those honored today for significant contributions to mathematics and affiliated fields by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) in Helsinki, Finland.

Lieb, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, Emeritus, and Professor of…

Princeton mathematician June Huh awarded prestigious Fields Medal
July 5, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Princeton University mathematician June Huh was awarded today the 2022 Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics, in recognition of his work in combinatorics. The International Mathematical Union (IMU) presents the medal every four years to researchers under the age of 40 based on…

Stoddard named Schmidt Science Polymath
June 29, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Schmidt Futures announced today that Mary Caswell “Cassie” Stoddard is one of 10 Schmidt Science Polymaths for 2022.

The Schmidt Science Polymath program makes long-term bets on recently tenured professors with remarkable track records,…

Campbell-Staton and Kocher named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences
June 15, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Princeton ecologists Shane Campbell-Staton and Sarah Kocher are members of the newest class of the

Physics grad students Herzog-Arbeitman '19 and Longenecker win $250,000 Hertz fellowships
June 10, 2022
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation announced that Princeton graduate students Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman and Daniel Longenecker are two of the 13 recipients of the prestigious 2022 Hertz Fellowships in applied science, mathematics and engineering.

The fellows, selected from a pool of more than 650 applicants from across…