A computer program, designed to teach users to differentiate between kinds of woodpeckers, attracted the attention of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for its power to improve teaching technology. Assistant Professor Amin Karbasi has been awarded for his promising research.
Yale associate professor of physics Jack Harris has received a Keck grant to investigate quantum gravity.
Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has been awarded the 30th International Prize for Biology for his work integrating paleontological information with data from living plants.
Professor Daniel Spielman has received a MacArthur Fellowship for innovative research in algorithm efficiency.
Professor Mitchell Smooke has received the Zeldovich Medal for his research in combustion theory.
The 2012 Nobel Prize winners represent some of the most important contributions to their respective fields.
Professor Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, recently received two major awards for her achievements as a woman scientist.
Dr. Arthur L Horwich was awarded the Shaw Prize for his work on the role of chaperonins in assisting proper protein folding.
Darren Zhu has been awarded one of the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowships, worth $100,000, to continue his work with the biotech company that he and David Luan founded.
Yale Professor Laurie Santos is the recipient of the 2012 APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of animal learning and behavior.