May 20, 2005



Recent Award Announcements













SLAC Deputy Director Emeritus Sid Drell (DO) received a $250,000 Heinz Award for Public Policy for his efforts to limit “the threat of nuclear annihilation while assuring our nation’s adequate defense.” The Heinz Family Foundation award honoring Drell for over four decades of work to make the world a safer place will be presented at a private ceremony in Washington on May 24.


The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced 19 Bay Area people as new fellows of the academy, which honors intellectual achievement. Five scholars were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences including Jerome Friedman (SCS), former leader of the SLAC Computational Research Group.


Guggenheim Fellowships for 2005 include Stanford University physics professor Pat Burchat (BABAR) and two others from Stanford. Burchat is studying dark matter in the universe. This year’s Fellowships were awarded to 186 artists, scholars and scientists from the U.S. and Canada. More than 3,000 applicants applied for the fellowship awards totaling about $7 million.



(Photo courtesy of Stanford University)


(Photo courtesy of Stanford University)


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Last update Tuesday May 24, 2005 by Topher White