Awards

Lillian Pierce, current von Neumann Fellow in the School of Mathematics, has received a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The two-year fellowship is awarded annually to 126 early-career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make...
Lorraine Daston, Institute Trustee and Director of the Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, has been awarded the international Dan David Prize , which recognizes innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.
The American Astronomical Society awarded former Members in the School of Natural Sciences with prestigious prizes for outstanding achievements in scientific research, instrument development, and writing.
Agata Zysiak , Member in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2017 Kazimierz Moczarski Prize for her book, Punkty za pochodzenie. Powojenna modernizacja i uniwersytet w robotniczym mieście (Affirmative Action. Postwar Modernization and University in the...
Hugh Gusterson , Member (2014–15) in the School of Social Science, received the 2017 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize , which honors a work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. Gusterson...
Glen Bowersock , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, has been designated an Honorary Life Fellow of the American Numismatic Society . The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and public appreciation of coins, currencies, medals, and other...
Douglas Stanford , current Member in the School of Natural Sciences, has been awarded the Breakthrough Prize's 2018 New Horizons in Physics Prize, which recognizes early-career researchers who have produced important work in fundamental physics. Stanford was cited by the prize committee for profound...
Norman Birnbaum , Member (1975–76) in the School of Social Science and University Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University Law, has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Birnbaum's cultural and political memoir, ...
Jean Bourgain , IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, will receive the 2018 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society for the breadth of his contributions made in the advancement of mathematics. Bourgain is a...
Akshay Venkatesh , Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2017 Ostrowski Prize . The prize, which was established in 1989, is awarded every two years to a scientist or group of scientists who have achieved the best...
Aleksandr Logunov , Member in the School of Mathematics, has received a Clay Research Award with Eugenia Malinnikova in recognition of their introduction of a novel geometric combinatorial method to study doubling properties of solutions to elliptic eigenvalue problems. Scott Sheffield, former Member (2006–07)...