Research shows the success of a bacterial community depends on its shape.
Assistant Professor of Biology Thomas Schwartz is one of 20 researchers chosen as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Each scholar receives $240,000 over four years to support his or her research. Schwartz will use the funding to try to "unravel the three-dimensional structure of the nuclear pore complex that regulates the transport of molecules into and out of the cell nucleus."
Daniel Kleppner, the Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics, has been chosen as the the Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Endowment winner by the Optical Society of America. The award, which is the highest conferred by the OSA, honors Kleppner's "sustaned innovation, discovery and leadership in the interaction of radiation with atoms and for his service and general educational activities."
Michael Golay, professor of nuclear science and engineering, was named a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society at the society's annual meeting June 26. Golay is being recognized for "extraordinary leadership" and "major contributions to the nuclear field."