Rachel Bean, professor of astronomy and senior associate dean of undergraduate education for the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, is among a team of 27 scientists who won a share of the $3 million 2018 Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics this week.
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) today recognized Rep. Jan Schakowsky with its Award of Honor for her decades of leadership and commitment to the eldercare workforce. Rep. Schakowsky, who earlier this year introduced the bipartisan Geriatrics Workforce and Caregiver Enhancement Act, has been an ardent champion for educating and supporting our healthcare workforce by empowering them to improve the quality of care delivered to us all as we age.
Professor Roger Barlow received the title of Emeritus Professor from the University of Huddersfield.
Research led by the US Army Research Laboratory's Dr. Jin-Hee Cho was highlighted in a paper that won the IEEE GLOBECOM 2017 Best Paper Award in the Selected Areas in the Communications symposium track in Singapore this week.
Stilianos Louca has been named the 2017 Grand Prize winner of the Science & SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory) Prize for Young Scientists for work that makes sense of how microbial communities and geophysical processes together influence the Earth's chemistry. The prize recognizes promising early-career scientists who conduct groundbreaking life-science research and includes a grand-prize award of US $30,000.
A paper co-written by a US Army Research Laboratory researcher received the best paper award at the Association for Computing and Machinery Asian Internet Engineering Conference 2017 in late November in Bangkok.
Article describes award of more than 210 million supercomputer core hours to study fusion plasmas and the cosmos.
UCSB assistant physics professor Andrea Young has won the Milner Foundation's 2018 New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics.
A team of 13 Lehigh University students are adding a technological twist in the fight against gender violence with the device, Soterra, which will provide women with access to emergency response services; The students have recently learned they are finalists for the $1 million Anu and Naveen Jain Women's Safety Prize offered by the XPRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit that sponsors competitions to encourage innovators to come up with technology to solve pressing world problems.
The field of circadian rhythms is being recognized with a Nobel Prize this year for the discovery of a fruit fly gene controlling the biological clock. But a series of more recent advancements - notably the first circadian gene in mammals discovered by UT Southwestern's Dr. Joseph S. Takahashi -- have elevated the research beyond flies and positioned scientists to unlock many of the mysteries of human health and behavior.