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Abel Prize Laureate

The Abel Prize is presented by the King of Norway to outstanding mathematicians. The Abel Prize, named after Niels Henrik Abel (1802–1829), and the Fields Medal have often been described as the “mathematicians’ Nobel prizes” and are among the most prestigious awards in mathematics.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
John W. Milnor (2011)  Mathematics  

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The Academy was established in 1780. Election to the Academy is considered one of the nation’s highest honors. Membership includes not only scientists and scholars but also writers and artists. Since the second half of the 20th century, policy research has become a central focus of the Academy.
    FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
    John W. Milnor (1961)  Mathematics 
    Jacob Bigeleisen (1968)  Chemistry 
    John G. Truxal (1969)   Technology and Society 
    Lawrence B. Slobodkin (1970)  Ecology and Evolution 
    Charles Rosen (1974)  Music 
    Gerald E. Brown (1975)  Physics and Astronomy 
    Edward Reich (1975)   Pharmacology 
    James G. Glimm (1981)  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 
    Lewis A. Coser (1982)  Sociology 
    Masayori Inouye (1986)  Biochemistry 
    Robert R. Sokal (1986)  Ecology and Evolution 
    George C. Williams (1990)  Ecology and Evolution 
    Margaret Dusa McDuff (1995)  Mathematics 
    Douglas J. Futuyma (1996)  Ecology and Evolution 
    F. James Rohlf (2001)   Ecology and Evolution 
    Kenneth Kaushansky (2006)  School of Medicine 
    Milton Lodge (2008)   Political Science 
    Bruce W. Stillman (2008)  Microbiology 
    Sarah Fuller  Music 
    Jeffrey A. Segal (2012)  Political Science 
    Mark Aronoff (2013)  Linguistics 
    H. Blaine Lawson (2013)  Mathematics 
    Updated May 13, 2013

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Elected Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of humanity. The Association was created on September 20, 1848, in Pennsylvania. According to the first constitution, the goal of the society was to promote scientific dialogue to allow for greater scientific collaboration. It is the world’s largest general scientific society. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
Clifford Swartz (1973)  Physics and Astronomy 
Robert R. Sokal (1983) Ecology and Evolution
Judith Tanur (1983)  Sociology 
Douglas J. Futuyma (1985)  Ecology and Evolution 
Janos Kirz (1985)  Physics and Astronomy 
Linwood Lee (1985)  Physics and Astronomy 
Lester Paldy (1985)  Technology and Society 
Daniel Dykhuizen (1988)  Ecology and Evolution 
Frank Fowler (1991)  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 
John Gagnon (1993)  Sociology 
Donald Lindsley (1995)  Geosciences 
James Ammerman (1996)  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences 
Kenneth Dill (1997)    Chemistry / Physics and Astronomy  / Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Harold Friedman (1997)  Chemistry 
Iwao Ojima (1997)   Chemistry 
Vladimir Korepin (1998)  Physics and Astronomy 
Richard Clark (1999)  Biomedical Engineering 
Norman Edelman (1999)   School of Medicine 
Kathlyn Parker (1999)   Chemistry 
Paul Grannis (2000)  Physics and Astronomy 
Jeffrey Levinton (2000)  Ecology and Evolution 
John H. Marburger III (2000)  Physics and Astronomy 
Mark Aronoff (2001) Linguistics
Miriam Forman (2001)  Physics and Astronomy 
Doon Gibbs (2001)  Physics and Astronomy 
Chris Jacobsen (2002)  Physics and Astronomy 
Gail Mandel (2003)  Neurobiology 
Yusuf Hannun (2004)   School of Medicine 
Lina Obeid (2004)  School of Medicine 
Patricia C. Wright (2004)  Anthropology 
Dennis Choi (2005)  Neurology 
Bruce W. Stillman (2005)  Microbiology 
F. James Rohlf (2006)   Ecology and Evolution 
Ilan Ben-Zvi (2007)   Physics and Astronomy 
Craig Malbon (2008)   Pharmacology 
Eckard Wimmer (2008)  Microbiology 
Philip Allen (2009)  Physics and Astronomy 
Barbara Jacak (2009)   Physics and Astronomy 
Suparna Rajaram (2009)  Psychology 
Alan C. Tucker (2009)  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 
Jorge Benach (2010)  Microbiology 
Eric Kaler (2010)  Chemistry/Materials Science and Engineering 
Dmitri Kharzeev (2010)  Physics and Astronomy 
Jessica Gurevitch (2011)  Ecology and Evolution 
Benjamin S. Hsiao (2011)   Chemistry 
Lorna Role (2011)  Neurobiology and Behavior 
Peter Stephens (2011)  Physics and Astronomy 
George Sterman (2011)  Physics and Astronomy 
Dennis N. Assanis (2012)  Mechanical Engineering 
Vitaly Citovsky (2012)  Biochemistry  
Walter Eanes (2012)  Ecology and Evolution 
Lev Ginzburg (2012)  Ecology and Evolution 
Gene D. Sprouse (2012)  Physics and Astronomy 
Rolf Sternglanz (2012)  Biochemistry  
Kenneth Takeuchi (2012)  Chemistry 
Jin Wang (2012)  Chemistry 
Stanislaus S. Wong (2012)  Chemistry 

American Philosophical Society

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
H. Bentley Glass (1963)  Biological Sciences 
John W. Milnor (1965)  Mathematics  
Patricia C. Wright (2013)  Anthropology 

Fellows of the Royal Society

The Royal Society is a learned society for science, and the oldest such society in existence. Founded in 1660, it was granted a Royal Charter by King Charles II as the “Royal Society of London.” The Society today acts as a scientific advisor to the British government and acts as the United Kingdom’s Academy of Sciences.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
Paul R. Adams (1991)  Neurobiology and Behavior 
Bruce W. Stillman (1993)  Microbiology 
Margaret Dusa McDuff (1994)  Mathematics 
Richard Leakey (2007)  Anthropology 
Clare Grey (2011)   Chemistry  


Fields Medal

The Fields Medal, officially known as the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is awarded to mathematicians not more than 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union. The Medal is viewed as the greatest honor a young mathematician can receive. The medal was first awarded in 1936 and it has been awarded every four years since 1950.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
John W. Milnor (1962)  Mathematics 

Institute of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was founded in 1970. Its purpose is to provide national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine and health. Members are elected annually by current members based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in a field relevant to the IOM’s mission.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
Daniel M. Fox (1992)  School of Medicine 
Nora Volkow (2000)  School of Medicine 
M. Cristina Leske (2001)  School of Medicine 
Kenneth Kaushansky (2004)  School of Medicine 

National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) was founded in 1964. Election to the NAE is considered to be among the highest recognitions in engineering-related fields, and it often comes as a recognition of a lifetime’s worth of accomplishments.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
Sheldon Weinig (1984)  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 
Richard Gambino (2004)  Materials Science and Engineering 
Esther S. Takeuchi (2004)  Chemistry/Materials Science and Engineering 
Dennis N. Assanis (2008)  Mechanical Engineering 
Eric Kaler (2010)  Chemistry/Materials Science and Engineering 

National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a nonprofit organization whose members serve pro bono as “advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine.” New members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
John W. Milnor (1963)  Mathematics 
Chen-Ning Yang (1965)  Physics and Astronomy 
Jacob Bigeleisen (1966)  Chemistry 
Ernest Courant (1976)   Physics and Astronomy 
Gerald Brown (1978)   Physics and Astronomy 
Dennis P. Sullivan (1983)  Mathematics  
James G. Glimm (1984)  Mathematics  
Robert Aumann (1985)  Economics 
Paul C. Lauterbur (1985)  Chemistry 
Robert Sokal (1987)  Ecology and Evolution 
William Lennarz (1989)  Biochemistry 
F. William Studier (1992)  Microbiology 
George C. Williams (1993) Ecology and Evolution
H. Blaine Lawson (1995)  Mathematics 
Margaret Dusa McDuff (1999)  Mathematics 
Bruce W. Stillman (2000)  Microbiology 
Douglas J. Futuyma (2006)  Ecology and Evolution 
Kenneth Dill (2008)  Chemistry / Physics and Astronomy  / Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Joanna S. Fowler (2009)  Chemistry 
Barbara Jacak (2009)   Physics and Astronomy 
John Morgan (2009)  Mathematics  
Eckard Wimmer (2012)  Microbiology 
Meave G. Leakey (2013)  Anthropology 

National Inventors Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame honors Americans responsible for great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. Inventors must hold a U.S. patent to be considered. A National Selection Committee and Blue Ribbon Panel select inductees.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
Paul C. Lauterbur (2007)   Chemistry 
Esther S. Takeuchi (2011)  Chemistry/Materials Science and Engineering 

National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the president of the United States to individuals who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The 12-member Presidential Committee is responsible for selecting award recipients and is administered by the National Science Foundation.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
John W. Milnor (1967)  Mathematics 
Maurice Goldhaber (1983)  Physics and Astronomy 
Chen-Ning Yang (1986)  Physics and Astronomy 
Paul C. Lauterbur (1987)   Chemistry 
James G. Glimm (2002)  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 
Dennis P. Sullivan (2004)  Mathematics 
Joanna S. Fowler (2008)  Chemistry 

National Medal of Technology and Innovation

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is an honor granted by the president of the United States to American inventors and innovators who have made significant contributions to the development of new and important technology. The Medal is the highest honor the United States can confer upon a U.S. citizen for achievements related to technological progress.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
Paul C. Lauterbur (1988)   Chemistry 
Richard J. Gambino (1995)   Materials Science and Engineering 
Esther S. Takeuchi (2008)  Chemistry/Materials Science and Engineering 

Nobel Prize Laureates

The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually to individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. They were established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel. Another prize, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, was established in 1968 by the Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, for contributors to the field of economics.
FACULTY  AWARD CATEGORY  DEPARTMENT 
Chen-Ning Yang  1957 in Physics  Physics and Astronomy 
Paul C. Lauterbur  2003 in Physiology or Medicine  Chemistry  
Robert Aumann  2005 in Economics  Economics 
Robert Cess*   2007 in Peace  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences 
Edmund Chang*   2007 in Peace  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences 
Marvin Geller*  2007 in Peace  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences 
Minghua Zhang*  2007 in Peace  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences 
* Four faculty members at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences have been recognized for their contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore for efforts to control global warming.

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is awarded for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. Established in 1917 by provisions in the will of publisher Joseph Pulitzer, it is administered by Columbia University. Prizes are awarded yearly in 21 categories.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
Louis Simpson (1964)  English  

SUNY Distinguished Professors

Created by the State University of New York Board of Trustees as a prestigious system-level distinction, the title of Distinguished Professor is conferred upon faculty who have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within the individual’s chosen field through significant contributions to the research and scholarship, or through artistic performance or achievement in the fine and performing arts. Appointment constitutes a promotion to the State University’s highest academic rank, and it is conferred solely by the State University Board of Trustees.
FACULTY  DEPARTMENT 
H. Bentley Glass (1965)   Biological Sciences  
Chen-Ning Yang (1966)   Physics and Astronomy  
Lewis A. Coser (1969)   Sociology  
Seymour S. Cohen (1976)   Pharmacology  
Charles Rosen (1985)   Music  
Edward Reich (1986)   Pharmacology  
Gerald E. Brown (1988)   Physics and Astronomy  
K. Daniel O’Leary (1988)   Psychology  
Jacob Bigeleisen (1989)   Chemistry  
John W. Milnor (1989)   Mathematics  
Jeff Cheeger (1990)   Mathematics  
James G. Glimm (1990)   Applied Mathematics and Statistics  
Louis W. Ripa Jr. (1991)   School of Dental Medicine  
Louis Simpson (1991)   English  
Robert R. Sokal (1991)   Ecology and Evolution  
Robert Cess (1992)  School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences  
Benjamin T.P. Chu (1992)   Chemistry  
Thomas J. Flanagan (1993)   English  
H. Blaine Lawson (1993)   Mathematics  
Janos Kirz (1995)   Physics and Astronomy  
Iwao Ojima (1995)   Chemistry  
Theodosios Pavlidis (1995)   Computer Science  
Felix T. Rapaport (1995)   School of Medicine  
Lorne Mendell (1996)   Neurobiology and Behavior  
Paul Grannis (1997)   Physics and Astronomy  
Don Ihde (1997)   Philosophy  
Howard Rachlin (1997)   Psychology  
Robert Aller (1998)   School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences  
Milton Lodge (1998)   Political Science  
Margaret Dusa McDuff (1998)   Mathematics  
Morton Meyers (1998)   School of Medicine  
Paul Poppers (1998)   School of Medicine  
Dennis P. Sullivan (1998)   Mathematics  
Donald Weidner (1998)   Geosciences  
Armen Zemanian (1998)   Electrical Engineering  
John Gagnon (1999)   Sociology  
Philip Solomon (1999)   Physics and Astronomy  
William Van der Kloot (1999)   Physiology  
William Lennarz (2000)   Biochemistry 
Douglas J. Futuyma (2001)   Ecology and Evolution  
Herbert Herman (2001)   Materials Science and Engineering  
Gilbert Kalish (2001)   Music  
Israel Kleinberg (2001)   School of Dental Medicine  
M. Cristina Leske (2001)   School of Medicine  
Donald H. Lindsley (2001)   Geosciences  
Peter van Nieuwenhuizen (2001)   Physics and Astronomy  
George Stell (2001)   Chemistry  
Konstantin K. Likharev (2002)   Physics and Astronomy  
Gail Mandel (2002)   Neurobiology and Behavior  
Joel T. Rosenthal (2002)   History  
Eckard Wimmer (2002)   Microbiology  
Fu-Pen Chiang (2003)   Mechanical Engineering  
Lorne M. Golub (2003)   School of Dental Medicine  
Arthur P. Grollman (2003)   Pharmacology  
Cindy Lee (2003)   School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences  
Serge Luryi (2003)   Electrical Engineering  
Barry McCoy (2003)   Physics and Astronomy  
Edward Shuryak (2003)   Physics and Astronomy  
Rolf Sternglanz (2003)   Biochemistry  
Edward S. Casey (2004)   Philosophy  
John Fleagle (2004)   Anatomical Sciences  
Marvin Goldfried (2004)   Psychology  
Dick Howard (2004)   Philosophy  
Arie Kaufman (2004)   Computer Science  
Jeffrey Levinton (2004)   Ecology and Evolution  
F. James Rohlf (2004)   Ecology and Evolution  
Mark Schneider (2004)   Political Science  
Jeffrey Segal (2004)   Political Science  
George Sterman (2004)   Physics and Astronomy  
Nicholas Fisher (2005)   School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences  
E. Ann Kaplan (2005)   English/Comparative Literature  
Clinton Rubin (2005)   Biomedical Engineering  
Arthur A. Stone (2005)   Psychiatry/Psychology  
Herman Lebovics (2006)   History  
Stuart McLaughlin (2006)   Physiology  
Sami Said (2006)   School of Medicine  
Gene Sprouse (2006)   Physics and Astronomy  
Gregory Belenky (2007)   Electrical Engineering  
Stephen Cole (2007)   Sociology  
Donald B. Kuspit (2007)   Art  
Miriam H. Rafailovich (2007)   Materials Science and Engineering  
Barbara V. Jacak (2008)   Physics and Astronomy  
Roger Rosenblatt (2008)   English  
Jorge Benach (2009)   Microbiology  
Evelyn Bromet (2009)   Psychiatry  
Daniel Dykhuizen (2009)   Ecology and Evolution  
Eva F. Kittay (2009)   Philosophy  
Esther S. Takeuchi (2009)   Chemistry/Materials Science and Engineering  
Mark Aronoff (2010)   Linguistics  
John Parise (2010)   Geosciences  
Michael Kimmel (2011)   Sociology  
Sanjay Sampath (2011)   Materials Science and Engineering  
Kenneth Dill (2012)   Chemistry / Physics and Astronomy  / Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Eugene Feinberg (2012)   Applied Mathematics and Statistics  
Paul Gootenberg (2013)   History  
James M. Lattimer (2013)   Physics and Astronomy