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Stanford launches new data science major

A new major that offers two tracks – a Bachelor of Science as well as a Bachelor of Arts – aims to help students become versatile and nimble data scientists of the future.

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Stanford Impact Labs funds partnerships to combat social ills

Stanford Impact Labs is funding eight new partnerships, including projects to reduce partisan animosity, decrease racial and economic segregation in public schools, and lift the veil on tax havens.

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Three Stanford faculty members elected to the British Academy

Jennifer Eberhardt, Margaret Levi, and John R. Rickford are among the 85 fellows newly elected to the British Academy, the U.K.’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

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Stanford chemist Hemamala Karunadasa receives Brown Investigator Award

The award, which supports mid-career chemists and physicists, will provide Karunadasa with $2 million for foundational research.

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Heaviest neutron star to date is a ‘black widow’ eating its mate

Stanford and UC Berkeley researchers have been studying black widow systems for more than a decade, hoping to discover just how large these neutron stars can grow.

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Mapping electric fields to help unravel how enzymes work

A probe developed by Stanford researchers reveals previously unknown structure of electric fields inside an enzyme’s active site, yielding clues to the source of enzymes’ power.

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Jennifer Eberhardt receives Lewis Thomas Prize

Psychology Professor Jennifer Eberhardt has received the 2022 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science for her accomplished record in applying rigorous scientific methods to the behavioral study of race and for her exceptional storytelling.

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Meet the 2022 Stanford Science Fellows

Ten exceptional scholars who are conducting award-winning research in the fields of the life sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences share what they hope to achieve as Stanford Science Fellows.

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Marcus Feldman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The professor of biology was honored by the Society for the Study of Evolution for contributions to our understanding of human population genetics and cultural evolutionary theory.

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Matthew O. Jackson receives the 2021 Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Matthew O. Jackson, professor of economics, receives the Frontiers of Knowledge Award for research that reveals the role of networks in economic and social life.

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