Category: Awards

Vedika Khemani wins McMillan Award and APS Valley Prize for work on time crystals

by Taylor Kubota on September 11, 2020 3:57 pm
VEDIKA KHEMANI, an assistant professor of physics, was recognized twice last month for “seminal theoretical work” on novel non-equilibrium quantum phases of matter, most notably the discovery of the “Floquet time crystal” phase. The American Physical Society’s George E. Valley Jr. Prize is given “to recognize one individual in the early stages of his or… Read more Vedika Khemani wins McMillan Award and APS Valley Prize for work on time crystals
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Cantor Center curator named to National Gallery of Art fellowship

by Beth Giudicessi on September 2, 2020 1:44 pm
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), an internationally renowned research institution that convenes scholars from around the globe at the National Gallery of Art, announced that Cantor Arts Center Associate Curator of European Art PATRICK CROWLEY will be among its 2020-21 academic year appointments. Crowley, who specializes in classical antiquity, will… Read more Cantor Center curator named to National Gallery of Art fellowship
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Paul Kiparsky honored for lifetime achievement in linguistics

by Stanford News Service on August 31, 2020 4:35 pm
PAUL KIPARSKY, the Robert M. and Anne T. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, has been awarded the Neil and Saras Smith Award for Linguistics, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement and significant contribution in the field of linguistics. The award, given by the British Academy, recognizes a linguist of any nationality whose… Read more Paul Kiparsky honored for lifetime achievement in linguistics
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Society of Environmental Journalists recognizes recent graduate Madison Pobis

by Alex Kekauoha on August 30, 2020 11:21 am
MADISON POBIS, BS ’20, MA ’20, is among the winners of the Society of Environmental Journalists 19th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment for her article “Small farmers wait for California’s groundwater hammer to fall.”Written for Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, the story reports on the ways small farmers in California… Read more Society of Environmental Journalists recognizes recent graduate Madison Pobis

Auralee Edelen and Wai Ling Wu receive 2020 Panofsky Fellowships at SLAC

by Ali Sundermier and Nathan Collins on August 26, 2020 4:50 pm
AURALEE EDELEN and WAI LING “KIMMY” WU have been named the 2020 Panofsky Fellows at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Both are harnessing the power of machine learning to make progress in their fields. Edelen’s research focuses on transforming the way scientists tune particle accelerators for experiments, while Wu is working to… Read more Auralee Edelen and Wai Ling Wu receive 2020 Panofsky Fellowships at SLAC

JSK names 11 Community Impact Fellows for 2020-21

by Knight Journalism Fellowships on August 25, 2020 4:28 pm
The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships has named 11 journalists, technologists and community leaders as JSK Community Impact Fellows for 2020-2021. The fellows will work remotely on a range of projects to close information gaps affecting people of color – deficiencies that have been exposed and exacerbated by the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Our new fellows… Read more JSK names 11 Community Impact Fellows for 2020-21

Robert Byer is the first-ever recipient of a new laser technology award

by Lara Streiff on August 20, 2020 1:31 pm
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has created a new annual award – the SPIE Maiman Laser Award – to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the laser’s invention. The educational nonprofit has named ROBERT BYER, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, as the award’s first… Read more Robert Byer is the first-ever recipient of a new laser technology award

Stanford’s Lingyin Li selected as a member of the 2020 ‘Talented 12’

by Stanford News Service on August 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, has named LINGYIN LI, assistant professor of biochemistry, to its 2020 “Talented 12” list. Li and members of her lab are currently working to understand the biochemical mechanisms of innate immunity and seek to improve the understanding of these pathways and facilitate the development… Read more Stanford’s Lingyin Li selected as a member of the 2020 ‘Talented 12’
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Suzi Weersing receives School of Humanities and Sciences' Arnice P. Streit Award

by School of Humanities and Sciences Communications on August 17, 2020 4:09 pm
SUZI WEERSING, ’84, associate dean for graduate and undergraduate studies for the School of Humanities and Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Arnice P. Streit Award. The award, which recognizes distinguished service to the school, was created in 1987 in honor of Arnice P. Streit, who established a record of excellence and left a lasting… Read more Suzi Weersing receives School of Humanities and Sciences' Arnice P. Streit Award
Rome Prize winners

Stanford PhD students Dillon Gisch and Danny Smith win Rome Prizes

by Alex Kekauoha on August 16, 2020 5:25 pm
Stanford PhD students DILLION GISCH and DANNY SMITH are among the winners of the 2020-21 Rome Prize, which is awarded annually by the American Academy in Rome. The prize is a fellowship that supports advanced independent scholarly research in the arts and humanities.Gisch and Smith join 20 other accomplished scholars and artists in this year’s… Read more Stanford PhD students Dillon Gisch and Danny Smith win Rome Prizes