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Miller Members: In the News - 2010

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December 20, 2010: Richard Muller (Miller Professor 1990) is featured in a UC Berkeley News Press Release about his new book The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide.


December 16, 2010: Joe Dufek (Miller Fellow 2006-2008) has been awarded the 2010 Hisashi Kuno Award.


December 9, 2010: Barbara Romanowicz (Miller Professor Spring 2010) and Pascal Audet (Miller Fellow 2008-2011) both appeared in a UC Berkeley News Press Release about research on tremor activity beneath the San Andreas Fault.


November 18, 2010: Joel Fajans (Miller Fellow 1988-1989) has received publicity for his research on trapping antimatter.

        National Geographic News

        San Francisco Chronicle article

        Daily Cal article

        UC Berkeley News Press Release


November 17, 2010: Bill Dietrich (Miller Professor 1998-1999) has been awarded the Arthur Holmes Union Medal and Honorary Membership of the EGU.


November 17, 2010: Michael Manga (Miller Fellow 1994-1996, Miller Professor 2008-2009, Executive Director 2010-2011) has been awarded the Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal of the European Geosciences Union.


November 5, 2010: Josh Shaevitz (Miller Fellow 2004-2007) has been awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the US government's highest honor given to early-career scientists.


October 26, 2010: Dan Rabosky (Miller Fellow 2009-2012) has been awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Naturalists.


October 19, 2010: Randy Schekman (Miller Senior Fellow 2008-2013) has been awarded the Massry Prize.


October 15, 2010: Feng Wang (Miller Fellow 2005-2008) has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for his work on grapheme.


October 13, 2010: Mark Hauber (Miller Fellow 2002 - 2005) was interviewed for an article in Nature Magazine entitled "Publications: Publish like a pro".


September 28, 2010: Peter Schultz (Miller Professor Fall 1991) and Chang Liu (Miller Fellow 2009 - 2012) were both featured in a Science News article about their work on "unnatural selection".


September 21, 2010: Jerry Marsden (Miller Professor 1981-1982), one of the original founders of reduction theory for mechanical systems with symmetry, passed away. He was 68.


September 20, 2010: Mathematics prizes have been awarded to the following members:

        Alexandre Chorin (Visiting Miller Professor 1971-1972, 1982-1983) - Lagrange Prize

        James Sethian (Miller Professor Spring 2011) - Pioneer Prize

August 24, 2010: Cédric Villani (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2004) has been awarded the Fields Medal, one of the highest awards in the field of mathematics.


August 9, 2010: Daniel Rokhsar (Miller Professor Spring 1997) received press coverage for his work on sequencing the genome of sponges, the simplest animal to have its genome sequenced.

        UC Berkeley News

        The Daily Cal


July 29, 2010: Antonio Castro Neto (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2010) and Alex Zettl (Miller Professor 1995, Spring 2007) are both authors of a report on a newly discovered property of graphene, which was discussed in a UC Berkeley News Press Release.


July 25, 2010: Don Backer (Miller Professor Spring 2007), a leader in the field of radio astronomy, passed away at the age of 66.

        UCB Obituary

        San Francisco Chronicle Obituary


July 23, 2010: Peidong Yang (Miller Professor Spring 2009) and Paul Alivisatos (Miller Professor 2001-2002) were both interviewed for a San Francisco Chronicle Blog that announced a $122 million grant to study ways to produce fuels from sunlight.


July 20, 2010: Greg Crutsinger (Miller Fellow 2009-2012) has written an article for Seed Magazine in which he describes his work.


July 19, 2010: Gerson Goldhaber (Miller Professor 1958-1959, 1975-1976, 1984-1985), who played a key role in many discoveries in the field of physics over the course of five decades, passed away at the age of 86

        LBNL Obituary

        San Francisco Chronicle Obituary


July 13, 2010: Dustin Rubenstein (Miller Fellow 2006-2009) is one of the scientists whose field work is featured in the Scientist at Work Blog on the New York Times website.


June 10, 2010: Maryam Modjaz (Miller Fellow 2007-2010) has been awarded the German Astronomical Society's 2010 Ludwig Biermann Award for outstanding young astronomers. Astronomy Department Press Release


June 7, 2010: Yue Wu (Miller Fellow 2006-2009) has been awarded a DuPont Young Professor Grant.


May 27, 2010: Raman Sanyal (Miller Fellow 2008-2011) has been awarded the Berlin Tiburtius Prize for his outstanding dissertation.


May 18, 2010: Jasper Rine (Miller Professor Fall 1993) is featured in a College of Letters and Science Press Release about a program that gives incoming freshmen the opportunity to submit their DNA for analysis.


May 17, 2010: Alex Filippenko (Miller Fellow 1984-1986,

Miller Professor Spring 1996, Miller Professor Spring 2005) has been awarded the Emmons Award for excellence in the teaching of introductory astronomy for non-science majors.


May 14, 2010: Barry Sinervo (Miller Fellow 1988-1990) was interviewed for a San Francisco Chronicle on the extinction of lizard populations.


April 27, 2010: The Miller Institute would like to congratulate the following new members of the National Academy of Sciences: Full List


        David Aldous, Foreign Associate, (Miller Professor Spring 1993)

        Richard Eisenberg (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2005)

        James Haber (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2005)

        David Jablonski (Miller Fellow 1980 - 1982)

        Michael Jordan (Miller Professor Fall 2008)

        Steven Kivelson (Visiting Miller Professor Fall 1995)

        Jonathan Lunine (Visiting Miller Professor Fall 2001)

        Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2004)


April 26, 2010: David Milstein (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2006) has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award.


April 23, 2010: Ronald Hoy (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2005) and Richard A. Muller (Miller Professor 1990) have both been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


April 22, 2010: Leon Chua (Miller Professor 1976-1977) has won a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship award.


March 30, 2010: Grigori Perelman (Miller Fellow 1993-1995) has won the Millennium Prize from the Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts.


March 30, 2010: Nicholas Mathevon (Visiting Miller Professor Fall 2008) was featured in a UC Berkeley News Press Release about his research on hyena giggles.


March 19, 2010: Yue Wu (Miller Fellow 2006-2009) has been awarded an Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship.


March 15, 2010: Alex Filippenko (Miller Fellow 1984-1986, Miller Professor Spring 1996, Spring 2005) and Sandra Faber (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2005) were both quoted in a UC Berkeley News Press Release about a new Hubble Telescope project.


March 8, 2010: Corrie Moreau's field work in Australia is featured in the expeditions section of the Field Museum of Chicago's website.


March 5, 2010: Walter Alvarez's (Miller Professor 1986-1987, 2001-2002) theory on the mass extinction of the dinosaurs was discussed in San Francisco Chronicle article announcing acceptance of his theory by an international team of scientists.


February 22, 2010: Hermann Grimmeiss (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 1991) received the Czochralski Award in Sept. 2009 and an "Honorary European Award" in May 2009.


February 18, 2010: Dustin Rubenstein (Miller Fellow 2006-2009) was awarded the 2010 Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award by the American Ornithologists' Union.


February 17, 2010: Eugene Haller (Miller Professor Fall 1990, Fall 2001) and Michael Jordan (Miller Professor Fall 2008) have been selected as two of the 68 new members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).


February 16, 2010: Yi Cui (Miller Fellow 2003-2005) was awarded a 2010 Sloan Research Fellowship.


February 16, 2010: Todd Dawson's (Miller Professor Fall 2004) research on the decreasing levels of summer coastal fog in California has received media attention.

        San Francisco Chronicle

        USA Today

        New York Times

        UC Berkeley News


February 5, 2010: Katherine Freese (Visiting Miller Professor Fall 2006) has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society and is now George Eugene Uhlenbeck Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan.


February 4, 2010: Daniel Rudolph (Miller Fellow 1976-1978) passed away due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Obituary


January 27, 2010: Axel Meyer (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 1996) was elected member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) this past year. He has also been awarded the Carus Medal of the Leopoldina (the German National Academy of Sciences) and the EMBO Prize for Communication in the Life Sciences.


January 25, 2010: Stephen Leone (Miller Professor Spring 2010) has been selected as a member of the 2010 class of the Department of Defense's National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF) program.


January 21, 2010: Chris Greene (Visiting Miller Professor Spring 2007) has been awarded the 2010 Davisson-Germer Prize of the American Physical Society.


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