Videos and Photos from the 150th Annual Meeting Now Available Online
Videos and photos from the NAS 150th annual meeting are now available online: President Obama’s address to NAS members on the 150th Anniversary; Public Welfare Medal Presentation to Bill and Melinda Gates and Acceptance Speeches; Book and Author Talk by Daniel Kahneman on “Thinking Fast and Slow”; Research Briefings--Talks by six new members elected in 2012: Beatrice Hahn, Carol Dweck, Subra Suresh, Xinnian Dong, Robin Canup and Evan Eichler.
NAS Members Awarded Shaw Prizes
Four NAS members have been awarded the Shaw Prize for their discoveries and contributions in their respective fields. The discovery of the molecular mechanisms underlying circadian rhythms nets the prize in life science and medicine for Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young. David Donoho earned the mathematical sciences award for the development of optimal algorithms for statistical estimation. Read More »
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Carnegie Mellon University
For over four decades, Stephen Fienberg has lived and breathed the science of statistics, using it to explore everything from lizard populations in the Bahamas to how to build a better census. In the process, his work has helped create better methods for conducting surveys and understanding the data they provide.
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Jerome Karle »
June 18, 1918 - June 6, 2013
Gerald Brown »
July 22, 1926 - May 31, 2013