In 2007, a team of scientists found the first fast radio burst, then described as Lorimer Bursts, after combing through archived data from the Parkes Observatory, in New South Wales, Australia. This extremely energetic burst originated in the Small Magellanic Cloud, about 200,000 light-years away, and was at that time thought of as a one-off event.
The Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) today announced the inception of the SIGIR Academy to honor and recognize individuals who have made significant, cumulative contributions to the development of the field of information retrieval (IR).
Scott Senseman, professor and head of the University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America. The WSSA provides science-based information to the public and policymakers and fosters awareness of weeds and their tremendous impacts on managed and natural ecosystems.
The winners of the 2020 Protein Science Best Paper awards are Yu-Ting Huang from National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, and Samuel Junod and Joseph Kelich from Temple University, USA.
Tyler Robinson, a Northern Arizona University astronomer who studies the atmospheres of solar system worlds, exoplanets and brown dwarfs, has been recognized for his academic leadership and the quality and innovation of his research by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, who recently named him a 2021 Cottrell Scholar. This award includes a three-year, $100,000 grant to advance his teaching and research.
A world-leading digital humanities platform preserving and showcasing the history of Australian live performance has been rewarded with a UNESCO Memory of the World accolade. AusStage, hosted by Flinders University, is now a model being replicated around the world - including the Victoria & Albert Museum-led UKStage and IbsenStage (University of Oslo). The UNESCO Australian Memory of the World program honours documentary heritage of significance in Australia and around the world, and advocates for its preservation.
ROCKVILLE, MD - The 31 winners of the annual Student Research Achievement Awards were recognized at the 65th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony on February 26, 2021.
A US Army-funded researcher who developed a mathematical theory for complex systems such as networks, power grids and the human brain, received a prestigious scientific award.
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is pleased to announce that Shyla Cooks and Karl Palmquist have been selected as the 2021 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award (EPPLA) recipients. The EPPLA recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who are demonstrating an interest and aptitude for working at the intersection of science and policy.
AAAS's SEA Change recently gave ASU a bronze level award for its efforts in STEM equity and inclusion. While much remains to be done and the focus needs to remain in perpetuity, ASU has made significant progress in STEM equity and inclusion and is among only five universities the AAAS has recognized for advancing access in STEM fields.