Awards

Shaw Prize
The 2020 Shaw Prize in Astronomy has been awarded to Roger Blandford , Member (1974–75, 1998) in the School of Natural Sciences. Blandford is recognized “for his foundational contributions to theoretical astrophysics, especially concerning the fundamental understanding of active galactic nuclei, the formation and...
Angelos Chaniotis
Angelos Chaniotis , Professor of Ancient History and Classics in the School of Historical Studies, has been elected member of the Greek Council of Higher Education. The five-member board is the highest authority for quality control, evaluation, and strategic planning of all institutions of...
Margaret Graves
Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam (Oxford University Press, 2018) by Margaret Graves , Member (2015–16) in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded the 2019 ICMA Annual Book Prize. Conferred by the International...
Helmut Hofer, Alondra Nelson, James Stone
Helmut Hofer , Hermann Weyl Professor in the School of Mathematics, Alondra Nelson , Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, and James Stone , Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, have been elected to the American Academy...
James Stone and Scott Tremaine
James Stone , Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, and Scott Tremaine , Richard Black Professor in the School, have been named Fellows of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). This new accolade honors AAS members for extraordinary achievement and service. Fellows are...
Didier Fassin
Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the title of Doctor honoris causa by the University of Liège. Nominated by the university's faculty in Social Sciences, Fassin is cited for “the contribution of his work to the...
Scott Tremaine
Scott Tremaine , Richard Black Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, has been awarded the 2020 Henry Norris Russell Lectureship from the American Astronomical Society. Selected annually, the Russell Lecturer is chosen on the basis of a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research...
Sabine Schmidtke
Sabine Schmidtke , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for her academic achievements. The grant will support Schmidtke's project “Travelling Knowledge: Towards a Historical Bibliography of the Islamic World,” conducted in collaboration with Sebastian Günther...
Edward Witten speaks at the podium in Simons Hall at the Institute for Advanced Study
Edward Witten , Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Other elected scholars include Shirley M. Tilghman, IAS Trustee; William Nielsen Brandt , Visitor (2005–06) in the...
Matthew Canepa
The Archaeological Institute of America has awarded its 2020 James R. Wiseman Book Award to The Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE–642 CE (University of California Press, 2018) by Matthew P. Canepa, Member (2016) in...
Phillip Griffiths
Phillip Griffiths , former IAS Director (1991–2003) and current Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Russian Academy of Sciences is a state academy that aims to ensure the continuity and...
Nathalie Peutz
Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen (Stanford University Press, 2018), by Nathalie M. Peutz , Wolfensohn Family Member in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the Middle East Section Book Award. Conferred biennially by the Middle East Section of...