W.E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in developing microscopy techniques to view molecular processes in real time.
Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University will receive the Fields Medal tomorrow. She will be the first woman to win this medal, math’s highest prize and the equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Mirzakhani, who is Iranian, was also the first Iranian high school student to achieve a perfect score on the International Mathematics Olympiad in 1995. She is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Stanford.
With the final standings set to be released after the 2014 baseball College World Series, the winner of the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings has already been determined with Stanford claiming its unprecedented 20th consecutive award as the top intercollegiate athletic department in the nation.
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics recognizes Linde’s contributions in developing cosmic inflation, the theory that explains the origin and structure of the universe.
Through the study and translation of over 100 late medieval and early modern lyric poems in Catalan, Portuguese and Spanish, Associate Professor Vincent Barletta and two of his students shed light on the interconnectedness of Iberian languages and cultures.
The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.