Scott Tremaine Awarded Tomalla Prize
The Tomalla Prize, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to general relativity and gravity, has been awarded to Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor in the School of Natural Sciences. Professor Tremaine was cited for his work on gravitational dynamics by the Tomalla Foundation for Gravity Research of Basel, Switzerland, which has administered the award since 1981 and offers the Prize every three years. Previous recipients include Nobel Laureates Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Andrei Sakharov, and Joseph Taylor. A portion of the prize money was donated by Tremaine to the Institute’s School of Natural Sciences endowment.