Lamont scientists representing a range of research disciplines and career stages are to receive honors from the internationally influential earth and space science organization.
Columbia is proud to announce that Andres Bendesky, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology; and Melissa Ness and Lorenzo Sironi, both assistant professors in the Department of Astronomy were named Sloan Research Fellows.
The world-renowned geoscientist is recognized for revolutionizing the world of isotopes. The investiture ceremony will take place at Buckingham Palace on May 9, 2019.
Yuste, the director of the Neuro Technology Center and co-director of the Kavli Institute of Brain Science, has pioneered the development and application of optical methods to understand how neural circuits in the cerebral cortex work.
Ashkin, 96, is the oldest person ever named a Nobel laureate in any category. His achievement allowed scientists to use pressure from light to manipulate tiny organisms without damaging them, “an old dream of science fiction.”