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UC scholars awarded prestigous research fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded research fellowships to 17 early career scientists and scholars at the University of California.
Winners of the prestigious Sloan research fellowships receive a $50,000 grant for a two-year period that may be used to pursue any line of academic inquiry.
The 2010 Sloan Research Fellows – 118 in all – come from universities and colleges in the United States and Canada. UC’s winners include 17 promising, early career academics from chemistry, computer science, mathematics, molecular biology, and physics.
In Chemistry: Trevor W. Hayton; Amy E. Herr; Yu Huang; Ali Javey; F. Akif Tezcan;  and Christopher D. Vanderwal.
In Computer Science: Thomas L. Griffiths; Rupak Majumdar.
Economics: Ulrike Malmendier; Adam Szeidl.
Mathematics: Monica Visan
Molecular Biology: Xinshu Grace Xiao
Physics: Alison L. Coil; Jonathan Fortney; Steven R. Furlanetto; Holger Mueller; and Daniel Whiteson
“The Sloan Research Fellowships support the work of exceptional young researchers early in their academic careers, and often at pivotal stages in their work,” said Sloan Foundation president Paul L. Joskow, in announcing the awards. “I look forward to the future achievements of the 2010 Sloan Research Fellows.”
The Sloan Research Fellowships have been awarded since 1955. Since then, 38 Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in their fields; 57 have received the National Medal of Science; and 14 have been awarded the Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics. Although Sloan Research Fellowships in economics began only in 1983, Sloan Fellows have subsequently accounted for 9 of the 14 winners of the John Bates Clark Medal, generally considered the most prestigious honor for young economists.
A complete list of the 2010 Sloan Research Fellows.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports original research and broad-based education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. More information. visit

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