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Statement on the Nobel Prize for Economics 2020

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 10:08

The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2020 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, both of Stanford University, "for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats." The U.S. National Science Foundation has supported these researchers for decades, as they explored game theory and used their findings to develop new kinds of auctions.

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan issued ...
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Statement on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:10

The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Jennifer A. Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, in Berlin, “for the development of a method for genome editing.” The U.S. National Science Foundation has long supported Doudna, beginning with its Alan T. Waterman award in 2000, as well as other researchers in her CRISPR lab. Doudna, an advocate for fundamental ...
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Statement on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 07:07

The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics to Roger Penrose "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity” and jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy." The U.S. National Science Foundation supported Penrose for theoretical work while he was at Rice University and Gentzel for infrared astronomy at the ...
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Announcements

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 15:13

NSF selects Sean Jones to head Mathematical and Physical Sciences directorate

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 13:00

The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Sean Jones to serve as head of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Jones has worked as an innovator in the field of materials science; an advocate for inspiring and training the next generation of researchers and skilled workers; and a leader at NSF, committed to institutional improvements that serve the science and engineering community as well as the public. He has served with NSF for more than a decade, starting ...
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NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 07:02

I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem.
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NSF recognizes innovative science of chemist and aeronautical engineer as 2020 Waterman awardees

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:02

WASHINGTON – A chemist who is zooming in on microbes in the human body to understand their influence on human lives and an engineer who looks to animals to build better wind turbines and other technology have earned this year’s prestigious NSF Alan T. Waterman award. Emily Balskus, a Harvard University chemist, and John O. Dabiri, a California Institute of Technology aeronautical engineer, have earned the nation's highest honor ...
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NSF on coronavirus

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 15:40

NSF encourages you to take extra precautions to protect yourselves and your families against COVID-19.
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