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Former Miller Professors Elwyn Berlekamp ('74-'75), Vaughan Jones ('92 & present Executive Committee member), Richard Saykally ('85-'86 & '97-'98), William "Jack" Welch ('99-'00) and former Miller Fellow Kenneth Wachter ('77-'79) have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research." To be elected to membership in the academy is one of the highest honors for an American scientist or engineer.

Former Miller Professor
Montogomery Slatkin ('89) of the Department of Integrative Biology has been appointed as a Guggenheim Fellow for 1999 "on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment."

Former Visiting Miller Professor
Micheal Klein ('97) recently received the 1999 Aneesur Rahman prize for Computational Physics presented at the APS Meeting in Atlanta.

Patrick V. Kirch, a former Miller Professor ('94) and authority  on Polynesia was appointed Director of  the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Kirch assumed his position as Director on July 1,1999.

Acclaimed mathematician Professor
Grigory  Barenblatt,  former Visiting Miller Professor ('96), has been awarded the Maxwell Prize. The Maxwell Prize is a new international prize in applied mathematics. The International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) established the Maxwell Prize this year. The prize was named after James Clerk Maxwell, a 19th-Century  Scottish physicist.

Professor Robert Zucker, a Spring 1999 Miller Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology: Division of Neurobiology, was recently elected a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). The AAAS is the largest scientific organization in the United States.

Jean E. Taylor, a Spring 1999 Visiting Miller Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Mineral Engineering, was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science. Professor Taylor also received the Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award from Rutgers University. The award is a Rutgers University Board of Governor's Award, sponsored by the Rutgers College class of 1962.

Alexander Pines, former Miller Professor ('77-'78, '89, '98-'99), was elected as a  member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Pines also received a Docteur Honoris Causa from the University of Paris and gave the Lord Todd Lecture at Cambridge University.

Current Miller Professor
Christopher McKee  was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, "an honorary learned society that recognizes distinction and achievement in the natural  sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities."

Former Miller Professor
Hans J. Queisser ('98) was awarded the Seibold Prize by the German Research Organization, in recognition of his work in  scientific collaboration between Japan and Germany.

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