Awards

Aron Wall wins Breakthrough New Horizons Prize

Aron Wall employs concepts from across theoretical physics, from black holes to the holographic principle, in the quest to answer a fundamental question: What is spacetime?

Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal

Mathematics Professor Akshay Venkatesh won the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics. He is known as someone with broad expertise who has contributed to many areas of math.

Humanizing robots with humor detection

Three computer science students created a bot that can detect humor in spoken language. The research garnered them an award at a recent conference in Singapore.

Two faculty are announced as HHMI investigators

Howard Chang and Elizabeth Sattely join 22 other Stanford faculty as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The seven-year term frees faculty to pursue the most innovative biomedical research.