Biochemist Paul Modrich Ph.D. ’73 was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry this Thursday for his research on mapping and explaining the mechanisms of DNA repair at a molecular level. His research makes a fundamental contribution to our knowledge of how the living cell functions and how it stores and repairs information.
Professor Emeritus of Physics Douglas Osheroff and Professor in the School of Medicine Thomas Südhof were invited to speak for the third and final installment of the Class of 2015’s Junior Speaker Series, “Intelligence for Impact: A Nobel Laureate Panel,” in Cemex Auditorium on Monday night.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences – one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies, and a leading independent policy research group – has elected eleven Stanford professors to its 2014 class.
With the latest crop of Nobel prizes announced this month, Stanford raised its number of Nobel laureates by two, putting the count at — conservatively — 31. While deciding what constitutes a strong enough connection to Stanford to add a prizewinner to the tally can be difficult, the University has 22 laureates on the current…