The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category goes, in this tenth edition, to Timothy Bresnahan, Ariel Pakes and Robert Porter for founding and shaping the field of empirical industrial organization, a branch of economics that has developed fundamental techniques to measure market power, understood as the ability of a firm to control prices in a given industry.
The 78th annual Putnam Mathematical Competition, organized by the Mathematical Association of America, recognized the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the top team and five undergraduate students were named Putnam Fellows for their high scores on the rigorous six-hour mathematics exam.
EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Frauke Melchior from the Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH) at Heidelberg University, Germany, as the recipient of the 2018 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.
Four technologies developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have earned 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC).
Dr. Alan Stern has been selected to receive the National Award of Nuclear Science & History from the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Stern, associate vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute, serves as principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission, which made headlines worldwide when the spacecraft returned remarkable imagery of the Pluto system.
Steven Van Slyke, a Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus, has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for co-inventing the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED.
ESO astronomer Suzanna Randall is one step closer to her dream of becoming the first German woman to travel into space. She has been selected as a new trainee of the initiative Astronautin, which aims to train the first female German astronaut and send her on a research mission to the International Space Station. The announcement was made today at a press conference at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany.
The 2018 Wolf Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Makoto Fujita, professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering, for his research on metal-guided synthesis and 'for conceiving metal-directed assembly principles leading to large highly porous complexes.' The prize is shared with Professor Omar Yaghi of the University of California, Berkeley, for his research 'pioneering reticular chemistry via metal-organic frameworks and covalent organic framework.'
AIAA Fellow Dr. Helen L. Reed, Regents Professor at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, is the recipient of the third Yvonne C. Brill Lectureship in Aerospace Engineering. Reed will present her lecture, 'Student Design-Build-Fly Micro- and Nano-Satellites,' on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) are pleased to announce that IADR/AADR's newest Journal, the JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), won the PROSE Award for "Best New Journal in Biological and Life Sciences."