NAS Members Receive Inaugural Breakthrough Prizes in Physics and Life Sciences
Jennifer Doudna, C. David Allis, Victor Ambros, and Gary Ruvkun have been named recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, along with Alim Louis Benabid and Emmanuelle Charpentier. Each recipient will receive a $3M prize.
Saul Perlmutter (and the Supernova Cosmology Project Team) and Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess (and the High-z Supernova Search Team) have been named recipients of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Each team will receive $1.5 million. Read More »
President Obama Honors Nation’s Top Scientists and Innovators
At a Nov. 20 White House ceremony, President Obama honored the new class of National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners, several of whom are members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. These medals are the nation's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. Read More »
NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES PROGRAMS
NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES MEMBERS
When he was growing up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Jeremiah Ostriker seldom got to see the stars. But he still went on to become one of the world’s most influential astronomers.
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Patrick Suppes »
March 17, 1922 - November 17, 2014
(Psychological and Cognitive Sciences)
Esther Conwell »
May 23, 1922 - November 16, 2014
(Biophysics and Computational Biology)