Faculty Awards

By ksascomm


news-column-1Charles Bennett, the Alumni Centennial Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Gilman Scholar in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, received the 2015 Caterina Tomassoni and Felice Pietro Chisesi Prize for his leadership in two major experiments—one that led to the discovery of spatial fluctuations in the Cosmic Wave Background, and one that led to precise measurements of the cosmological parameters.

Kit Bowen, professor in the Department of Chemistry, is leading research groups from five schools that won a $7.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for materials science work that could lead to advancements in electronics, computers, optics, and weapons technology.

Chia-Ling Chien, the Jacob L. Hain Professor of Physics, was awarded the 2015 Magnetism Award and Néel Medal from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission on Magnetism.

Lisa Feigenson, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, is a recipient of the National Academy of Sciences 2015 Troland Research Award for her investigations of the origins and early development of representations of objects and numbers.

Marc Greenberg, professor in the Department of Chemistry, received a 2016 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society for his outstanding achievements in the field of organic chemistry.

Professors Niloofar Haeri and Lawrence Principe were recipients of 2015 fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Haeri is professor in the Department of Anthropology. Principe, the Drew Family Professor of the Humanities, splits his time between the Department of the History of Science and Technology and the Department of Chemistry. The fellowships recognize “exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or creative ability in the arts.”

Marc Kamionkowski, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was named one of two winners of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics for his “groundbreaking theoretical work on cosmic background radiation that has helped drive experimental progress in the field.”

David Kaplan, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, received the 2015 Communication Award of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for his contributions to the 2014 documentary Particle Fever.

Rebekka Klausen, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science under the agency’s Early Career Research Program to pursue work on silicon.

Eric Puchner, assistant professor in the Writing Seminars, won the 2015 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize for “the production of literary works of high quality and aesthetic worth.”

Judith Walkowitz, professor emeritus in the Department of History, was named the 2015–16 Donnelly Family Fellow at the National Humanities Center.