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Edward Witten speaks at the podium in Simons Hall at the Institute for Advanced Study
Benoit Cortet

Edward Witten Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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 School of Natural Sciences; Frederick Gilman, Member (1974) in the School; Albert J. Libchaber, Visiting Professor (2010–13) in the School; Colin Norman, Visitor (2003) in the School; David M. Bressoud (1979–80) and John Lowengrub (1991–92), Members in the School of Mathematics; and Margaret Candee Jacob, Member (1978–79) in the School of Historical Studies.

The distinction recognizes a wide range of accomplishments, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science.

Read more at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Date

December 02, 2019
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