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Miller Members In the News - 2004
- December 6, 2004: Former Miller Professor Shiing-Shen Chern has
passed away at the age of 93. A lengthy article about him and his research has
been published on the
Berkeley News website.
- November 27, 2004: Miller Fellow Alex Thompson published an article
on climate change in the New Zealand Herald. To read the article, please
- November 9, 2004: Former Miller Professor Eugene E. Haller, has been
named a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, "for the
development of ultrapure semiconductors, including isotopically pure materials,
and for the investigation of their physical and electronic properties and their
- October 27, 2004: An article was written in Popular Science Magazine about
Former Miller Fellow Sheila Patek's research, highlighting her as one of
their "Brilliant 10" scientists. To read the article, please
click here. Her research was also reported on in the San Francisco
Chronicle, which can be read
- October 18, 2004: An article was written in this month's issue of National
Geographic about Miller Fellow Mark Hauber's research on cowbirds. To
read the article, please
- October 12, 2004: Executive Committee Member David Chandler has been
awarded the 2005 Langmuir Award by the American Physical Society. This award is
made in recognition of outstanding interdisciplinary research in chemistry and
physics, in the spirit of Irving Langmuir. The award consists of $10,000 and a
- September 30, 2004: Former Miller Professor Richard Saykally was one
of seven winners of the 2004 E.O. Lawrence Award announced by Secretary of
Energy Spencer Abraham. Professor Saykally is receiving the award in the
chemistry category for his invention of new methods to study the structure of
- September 20, 2004: Miller Fellow Yi Cui has been named one of the awardees
of the Top Young Innovator Award for his work in nanotechnology. More
information about his research can be found in the Nanotechnology section of
Technology Review's article.
- September 20, 2004: Former Miller Professor Garrison Sposito has been
selected to receive the Horton Medal -- which recognizes outstanding
contributions to the geophysical aspects of hydrology -- from the American
Geophysical Union (AGU), the world's largest society of earth scientists. For
more information, please see
article in The Berkeleyan.
- September 17, 2004: Former Miller Professor Jeremy Thorner has been
awarded the 2004 Award for Distinguished Research Mentoring of Undergraduates in
the Biological Sciences from the College of Letters and Science.
- September 2, 2004: Former Visiting Miller Professor Stephen Leone, professor
of chemistry and director of Chemical Dynamics Beamline (LBNL) will be presented
with the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry by the American Chemical
- September 2, 2004: Former Miller Professor Paul Alivisatos, professor of
chemistry, will be presented with the American Chemical Society award in Colloid
and Surface Chemistry.
- September 2, 2004: Former Miller Professor Jeremy Thorner, professor
of biochemistry and molecular biology, was named as a recipient of a 2004 award
from the Faculty Research Fund for the Biological Sciences for Odyssey
Infrared Imaging System.
- September 2, 2004: Former Miller Fellow Matt Francis received an
award from the Hellman Family Faculty Fund for Chemistry: Modified Viral
Capsids as Targeted Delivery Vectors for Anticancer Agents. The purpose of the fund is to
support assistant professors who show promise and the potential for distinction
in their area of research. As in previous years, awards are made without regard
to timeliness or popularity of the field of study. Excellence in the proposed
research is the primary criterion for selection.
- August 31, 2004: Miller Professor Alex Filippenko will be awarded the 2004
Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization by the Trustees of Wonderfest, the
Bay Area Festival of Science. For more information on this award, click
- August 30, 2004: Former Visiting Miller Professor Manuel Cardona has
been awarded the Blaise Pascal Medal by the European Academy of Sciences and the
Matteucci Medal by the Italian National Academy of Sciences.
- August 10, 2004: There was an article in the New York Times featuring Miller
Fellow Mark Hauber's research on brown-headed cowbirds. To read the article,
- July 16, 2004: Former Miller Fellow Michael Manga's research on volcanoes was featured on
the UC Berkeley Science Matters website. The full story is located here.
- April 21, 2004: Miller Fellow Sheila Patek's research on mantis shrimp was highlighted
on the UC Berkeley News website. For the full story, please click here.
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