The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category has gone in this thirteenth edition to Ben Bernanke (The Brookings Institution, Washington DC), Mark Gertler (University of New York), Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton University) and John Moore (University of Edinburgh) "for fundamental contributions to our understanding of how financial market imperfections can amplify macroeconomic fluctuations and generate deep macroeconomic recessions," in the words of the award citation.
Annual awards to recognize achievements in research and teaching by faculty were presented this week at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
The newest overall winner of Science's annual Dance your Ph.D. contest, now sponsored by the artificial intelligence company Primer, is a Finnish researcher studying atmospheric molecular clusters. With the help of several friends, Jakub Kubecka brought his studies to life with trash-talking rap lyrics ("I'm the first author, you're just et al.") endearingly crude dance moves, computer animation and drone video footage.
Somehow, about four billion years ago, amino acids linked together to form proteins, and from these proteins, the basic molecules of biological life took root, leading ever so slowly to the dawn of life as we know it. But how did the chaos of chemicals become ordered biology? UNC-Chapel Hill scientists aim to answer this question, thanks in part to a prestigious $1-million award from the W.M. Keck Foundation.
In 2007, a team of scientists found the first fast radio burst, then described as Lorimer Bursts, after combing through archived data from the Parkes Observatory, in New South Wales, Australia. This extremely energetic burst originated in the Small Magellanic Cloud, about 200,000 light-years away, and was at that time thought of as a one-off event.
The Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (ACM SIGIR) today announced the inception of the SIGIR Academy to honor and recognize individuals who have made significant, cumulative contributions to the development of the field of information retrieval (IR).
Scott Senseman, professor and head of the University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America. The WSSA provides science-based information to the public and policymakers and fosters awareness of weeds and their tremendous impacts on managed and natural ecosystems.
The winners of the 2020 Protein Science Best Paper awards are Yu-Ting Huang from National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, and Samuel Junod and Joseph Kelich from Temple University, USA.
Tyler Robinson, a Northern Arizona University astronomer who studies the atmospheres of solar system worlds, exoplanets and brown dwarfs, has been recognized for his academic leadership and the quality and innovation of his research by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, who recently named him a 2021 Cottrell Scholar. This award includes a three-year, $100,000 grant to advance his teaching and research.
A world-leading digital humanities platform preserving and showcasing the history of Australian live performance has been rewarded with a UNESCO Memory of the World accolade. AusStage, hosted by Flinders University, is now a model being replicated around the world - including the Victoria & Albert Museum-led UKStage and IbsenStage (University of Oslo). The UNESCO Australian Memory of the World program honours documentary heritage of significance in Australia and around the world, and advocates for its preservation.