Awards


Harvard Prof. Claudia Goldin Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Harvard Economics professor Claudia Goldin won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics, the Swedish Academy announced Monday morning. Goldin is the first Harvard professor to win a Nobel Prize since 2019.


One Small Quantum Dot, One Giant Leap for Nanoscience: Moungi Bawendi ’82 Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Moungi G. Bawendi ’82 was among three scientists awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced in a press release Wednesday morning.


74 Harvard Undergraduates Awarded 2023 Hoopes Prize

This year’s Hoopes Prize-winning topics include a classicist’s examination of transgender lives in ancient Rome, an astrophysicist’s research on superluminous supernovae, and a mechanical engineer’s creation of a compressed air assisted bicycle.


Cornel West ’74 and Marianne Williamson Discuss Social Justice at Sanders Theatre Award Ceremony

The Department of Peace held its inaugural Cultural Impact Award ceremony Saturday, hosting philosopher and former Harvard professor Cornel R. West ’74 and presidential candidate Marianne D. Williamson at a two-hour long event at Sanders Theatre.


Harvard Medical School Professor Michael Greenberg Wins Brain Prize for Neuroplasticity Research

Harvard Medical School professor Michael E. Greenberg has won The 2023 Brain Prize for his decades-long research on brain plasticity, alongside University of Cambridge professor Christine E. Holt and Max Planck Institute Director Erin M. Schuman.


Phi Beta Kappa Taps ‘Senior 48’ from Harvard Class of 2023

Forty-eight Harvard College seniors on Monday learned they were tapped to join Harvard’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. They join 25 of their classmates who were inducted in the spring.


Harvard Math Professor Melanie Matchett Wood Wins ‘Genius Grant’

Harvard Mathematics professor Melanie Matchett Wood was named one of 25 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship for her work in “addressing the foundational questions in number theory from the perspective of arithmetic statistics.”


Carolyn Bertozzi ’88 Becomes First Female Harvard College Graduate to Win Nobel Prize

Carolyn R. Bertozzi ’88 was one of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry,” the Nobel Committee announced Wednesday morning.


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