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Notable Awards

NOTABLE AND PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

Academy Memberships

ACADEMY MEMBERSHIPS

Fellowships

FELLOWSHIPS

Distinguished Professorships

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIPS

Presidential Awards

PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS

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CHANCELLOR'S AWARDS

Stony Brook Awards

STONY BROOK AWARDS


 

Notable Awards


 
Nobel Prize  7
Abel Prize  1
MacArthur Foundation Prize  4
National Medal of Science  7
National Medal of Technology and Innovation  3
Pulitzer Prize  2
Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement  2
Leroy P. Steele Prize for Exposition  2
Leroy P. Steele Prize  1
Wolf Prize in Mathematics  2
Wolf Prize in Physics  1
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator  2
National Inventors Hall of Fame  2
Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal  1
Fields Medal  2

 

 

The Nobel Prize

  C. N. Yang

Chen N. Yang
Physics, 1957
"for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles"

  P. Lauterbur

Paul C. Lauterbur
(d. March 27, 2007)
Physiology or Medicine, 2003
"for their discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging"

  R. Aumann

Robert J. Aumann
Economics, 2005
"for having enhanced our understanding of conflict and cooperation through game-theory analysis"

 

 

  R. Cess

Robert Cess
Peace, 2007*

  E. Chang

Edmund Chang
Peace, 2007*

  M. Geller

Marvin Geller
Peace, 2007*

M. Zhang 

Minghua Zhang
Peace, 2007*

Four faculty members at Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have been recognized for their contributions to the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore  "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change"

 


Abel Prize 

J. Milnor

John Milnor
2011
"for pioneering discoveries in topology, geometry and algebra."

 

 


MacArthur Foundation Prize

C. Safina

Carl Safina
2000

P. Wright

Patricia Wright
1989

J. Fleagle

John G. Fleagle
1988

P. Adams

Paul R. Adams
1986


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

G. Mandel

Gail Mandel
1997-Present
(at SB 1997-2006)

P. Adams

Paul R. Adams
1987-1995


National Medal of Science

J. Fowler

Joanna S. Fowler
2008
"For her pioneering work in chemistry involving the synthesis of medical imaging compounds and her innovative applications of these compounds to human neuroscience, which have significantly advanced our understanding of the human brain and brain diseases including drug addiction"

D. Sullivan

Dennis P. Sullivan
2004
"For his achievements in mathematics, including solving some of the most difficult problems and creating entirely new areas of activity, and for uncovering striking, unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields."

J. Glimm

James Glimm
2002
"For his original approaches and creative contributions to an array of disciplines in mathematical analysis and mathematical physics, which are fundamental to the theory of operator algebras, shock-wave theory, advanced quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics, applied mathematics, and scientific computation Also affiliated with Brookhaven National Laboratory"

P. Lauterbur

Paul Lauterbur
(d. 2007)
1987
"For first proposing and demonstrating the use of nuclear magnetic resonance to form images, and for his continuing contributions to the development of this method for safely producing exquisitely detailed images of the interior of the body for use in medical research and clinical diagnosis."

C. N. Yang

Chen N. Yang
1986
"For his pathbreaking research in theoretical physics, which he has influenced for many years by his profound questions and deep mathematical insight. His ideas have had great impact not only on theoretical developments but also on experiments in elementary particles and condensed matter."

M. Goldhaber

Maurice Goldhaber
(d. 2011)
1983
"For his many contributions to all aspects of nuclear physics and more recently particle physics, and for the leadership he has provided the scientific community, as an administrator of science, as a shaper of scientific thought, and as a prolific source of stimulating ideas."

J. Milnor

John W. Milnor
1966
"For clever and ingenious approaches in topology which have solved long outstanding problems and opened new exciting areas in this active branch of mathematics."

 

National Inventors Hall of Fame

E. Takeuchi

Esther S. Takeuchi
Class of 2011
For Preparation of Silver Vanadium Oxide Cathodes Using Ag(O) and V2O5 as Starting Materials Alkali Metal Electrochemical Cell having an Improved Cathode Activated with a Nonaqueous Electrolyte Having an Organic Carbonate Additive Lithium/Silver Vanadium Oxide Battery

P. Lauterbur

Paul C. Lauterbur
(d. March 27, 2007)
Class of 2007
For Method for Calculating Localized Magnetic Resonance Spectra from a Small Number of Spatially-Encoded Spectroscopic Signals, Patent #: 5,081,992


National Medal of Technology and Innovation
E. Takeuchi

Esther Takeuchi
2008
"For her seminal development of the silver vanadium oxide battery that powers the majority of the world's lifesaving implantable cardiac defibrillators, and her innovations in other medical battery technologies that improve the health and quality of life of millions of people."

R. Gambino

Richard Gambino
1995
"For the discovery and development of a new class of materials-the amorphous magnetic materials-that are the basis of erasable, read-write, optical storage technology, now the foundation of the worldwide magnetic-optic disk industry."

P. Lauterbur

Paul C. Lauterbur
(d. March 27, 2007)
1988
"For [...] contributions in conceiving and developing the application of magnetic resonance technology to medical uses including whole body scanning and diagnostic imaging."


Pulitzer Prize

A. Baker

Annie Baker
2014
"Awarded to "The Flick," by Annie Baker, a thoughtful drama with well-crafted characters that focuses on three employees of a Massachusetts art-house movie theater, rendering lives rarely seen on the stage."

L. Simpson

Louis Simpson
(d. September 18, 2012)
1964
for "At the End of the Open Road" (Wesleyan University Press)


Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement

J. Milnor

John W. Milnor
2011
"for standing out from the list of great mathematicians in terms of his overall achievements and his influence on mathematics in general, both through his work and through his excellent books."

D. Sullivan

Dennis Sullivan
2006
"for his fundamental contributions to many branches of mathematics."


Leroy P. Steele Prize for Exposition

R. Lazarsfeld

Robert Lazarsfeld
2015
"for his books "Positivity in Algebraic Geometry I and II", published in 2004. These books were instant classics that have profoundly influenced and shaped research in algebraic geometry over the past decade."

J. Milnor

John W. Milnor
2004
"in recognition of a lifetime of expository contributions ranging across a wide spectrum of disciplines including topology, symmetric bilinear forms, characteristic classes, Morse theory, game theory, algebraic Ktheory, iterated rational maps..."


Leroy P. Steele Prize

J. Milnor

James G. Glimm
1992
"for his paper, Solution in the large for nonlinear hyperboic systems of conservation laws, Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, XVIII (1965), pp. 697-715."

J. Milnor

John W. Milnor
1982
"for a paper of fundamental and lasting importance, On manifolds homeomorphic to the 7-sphere, Annals of Mathematics (2) 64 (1956), pp. 399–405."


Wolf Prize in Mathematics

D. Sullivan

Dennis P. Sullivan
2010
"for his innovative contributions to algebraic topology and conformal dynamics"

J. Milnor

John Milnor
1989
"for ingenious and highly original discoveries in geometry, which have opened important new vistas in topology from the algebraic, combinatorial, and differentiable viewpoint."


Wolf Prize in Physics

M. Goldhaber

Maurice Goldhaber
(d. 2011)
1991
"for [...] seminal contributions to nuclear and particle physics, particularly those concerning the weak interactions involving leptons."

 

Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal

G. Williams

George C. Williams
(d. Sept. 8, 2010)
1992
"For his seminal contributions to current evolutionary thought, including the importance of natural selection and adaptation, and the understanding of sexual reproduction, social behavior, senescence, and disease."

 

Fields Medal

S. Donaldson

Simon K. Donaldson
1986
"Received medal primarily for his work on topology of four-manifolds, especially for showing that there is a differential structure on euclidian four-space which is different from the usual structure."

J. Milnor

John Milnor
1962
"Proved that a 7-dimensional sphere can have several differential structures; this led to the creation of the field of differential topology."

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