American Philosophical Society
Member History

Results:  35 ItemsModify Search | New Search
Page: Prev  1 2Reset Page
Residency
International (8)
Resident (27)
21Name:  Mr. Cormac McCarthy
 Institution:  Santa Fe Institute
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  501. Creative Artists
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1933
   
 
Cormac McCarthy is often cited as one of America’s foremost writers of fiction. His beautiful, spare prose has won him widespread praise from scholars and critics. In 2010, the London Times ranked McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road, #1 on its list of the 100 best fiction and non-fiction books of the past 10 years. McCarthy’s work has ranged from American Southern Gothic, to westerns, to post-apocalyptic allegory, with themes of obsession, impending doom, and the dark nature of humankind that sometimes echo his favorite book, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. He is the author of The Orchard Keeper, 1965; Outer Dark, 1968; Child of God, 1974; Suttree, 1979; Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West, 1985; All the Pretty Horses, 1992; The Crossing, 1994; The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts, 1994; The Gardener’s Son: A Screenplay, 1996; Cities of the Plain, 1998; No Country for Old Men, 2005; The Road, 2006; and The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form, 2006. His awards include the Ingram-Merrill Award, 1959, 1960; Faulkner Prize, 1965; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1969; MacArthur Fellowship 1981; National Book Award, National Book Foundation, 1992; National Book Critics Circle Award, 1992; James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2006; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2007; and the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction, PEN American Center, 2008. Cormac McCarthy is a Senior Fellow and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Santa Fe Institute. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2012.
 
22Name:  Dr. Janet Morgan
 Institution:  Nuclear Liabilities Fund, Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  503. Administrators, Bankers and Opinion Leaders from the Public or Private Sectors
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1945
   
 
After some years of teaching politics and recent history at Oxford University, I joined the Central Policy Review Staff in the Cabinet Office, the so called ‘Think Tank’, working there during the governments of James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher. The invitation to do so came at the end of a long case, heard by the Lord Chief Justice, to decide whether volume one of the diaries of a recently deceased cabinet minister, Richard Crossman, should or should not be published. I had edited this book - and went on to edit three further volumes - and, when the Government lost the case, was asked to come into the Cabinet Office to see for myself. Three years of government work, in which I sought to specialise in issues to do with advanced technological development, unfitted me for a return to the university. Thinking that it would be interesting to try to write a biography, I was fortunate to be asked to write the authorised life of Agatha Christie (author of detective stories). I also found work as a consultant to various companies and governments, including some years as adviser first to the Director General of the BBC and then to the board of the Granada Group. This gave time for a little writing etc, including the authorised life of Edwina Mountbatten (a person too complicated to summarise here). In 1988 I moved to Scotland. A variety of public appointments followed, supported by a sequence of directorships of companies in telecommunications, transport, retail, power generation, construction, finance etc. Since 1996 my main work has been in securing the investment of funds to deal with waste management and decommissioning liabilities of nuclear power stations. There has been one book, the account of a military espionage operation behind enemy lines in the First World War, the most difficult and enjoyable work I’ve done so far.
 
23Name:  Dr. Marjorie Perloff
 Institution:  Stanford University; University of Southern California
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1931
   
 
Marjorie Perloff is Sadie D. Patek Professor Emerita at Stanford University and Florence Scott Professor Emerita at the University of Southern California. She is the author of fifteen books on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century poetries and poetics, Continental European and Brazilian, as well as Anglo-American, including books on W. B. Yeats, Robert Lowell, and Frank O’Hara; The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage (1981), The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture (1986, new edition, 1994), Radical Artifice: Writing Poetry in the Age of Media (1992), and Wittgenstein’s Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary(1996, 1998 paperback; translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, and French). Her memoir The Vienna Paradox was published by New Directions in 2004, and will appear in German translation in 2012. Her most recent books are Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century and The Sound of Poetry, the Poetry of Sound, co-edited with Craig Dworkin, both from the University of Chicago Press in 2010. Perloff has been a frequent reviewer for periodicals from TLS and The Washington Post to all the major scholarly journals, and she has lectured at most major universities in the U.S. and at European, Asian, and Latin American universities and festivals. She was recently the Weidenfeld Professor of European Literature at Oxford University and the Kelly Writers House Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Perloff has held Guggenheim, NEH, and Huntington fellowships, served on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Humanities Center. In 2014 she was awarded the Washington University International Humanities Medal. She was President of the American Comparative Literature Association from 1993-95 and of the Modern Language Association (MLA) in 2006. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently was named Honorary Foreign Professor at the Beijing Modern Languages University. She received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, from Bard College in May 2008. A native of Vienna, Austria, who grew up in New York City, Marjorie lives in Los Angeles, where her husband, Dr. Joseph K. Perloff is American Heart Association Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Pediatrics. For further information: http:// marjorieperloff.com/
 
24Name:  Dr. Jeroen G. W. Raaijmakers
 Institution:  University of Amsterdam
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  305
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1952
   
 
Jeroen G.W. Raaijmakers received his Ph.D. from the University of Nijmegen in 1979. In collaboration with Richard M. Shiffrin, he developed a new model (SAM, for Search of Associative Memory) for retrieval from long-term memory that gave a quantitative description of search processes in memory. Key features of the model were a precise description of the effects of combining several retrieval cues and the role of context in retrieval from memory. Over the past 30 years the model has been successfully applied to explain a large number of empirical phenomena and is generally considered as one of the most encompassing models of human memory and a standard in current memory research. In 1985, Dr. Raaijmakers moved to the TNO Institute for Perception (now called TNO Human Factors) to set up a new group on Applied Cognitive Psychology, focusing on knowledge systems and human decision making. In 1992, Dr. Raaijmakers became (full) professor in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. One of the activities there was the creation of a new interuniversity Graduate Program in Experimental Psychology. In 1993, the Graduate Research Institute for Experimental Psychology EPOS was formed with Dr. Raaijmakers as its first director. Between 2006 and 2010, Dr. Raaijmakers was director of the Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, focusing on the stimulation of interdisciplinary research in Cognitive Science by bringing together researchers from neurobiology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, behavioral economics and information science to work on common issues in human (and animal) cognition. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2012. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2017
 
25Name:  Mr. Gerhard Richter
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  501. Creative Artists
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1932
   
 
A towering figure in the history of German art, Gerhard Richter is widely regarded as one of the greatest living painters. His retrospectives at MOMA, SFMOMA, and the Hirschhorn (2002) established him as a pivotal figure in modern art. Richter’s immense oeuvre, which includes the great stained glass window in Cologne Cathedral (2007), is characterized by a plurality of means, most notably both photorealist compositions that are blurred in a signature way, and abstract paintings that, in the layered application of their paint surfaces, create spaces different from but analogous to those evoked by his photorealist images. The dialogue between these modes and others (color chart paintings, glass and mirror works, portraits), and the fact of a painter not maintaining a cohesive style, has altered the approach of artists in fashioning an oeuvre. Richter engaged in pivotal reflections on the nature of history, especially German history. His work represented in the exhibition Baader-Meinhof was a milestone in Germany’s "coming to terms with its past." Richter has encouraged artists of several generations likewise to think of painting as a vital art form that not only reflects on the human condition but that can change history. Richter’s work is instantly recognizable: the haunting blurred landscapes, evocations of a latter-day Romanticism, are unique in the history of art, and yet, within the context of the artist’s oeuvre, and through the detachment that the blurring effects and that the photo source implies, these images transcend personal expression. Art historically, Richter represents a profound local (i.e., German or European) response to Abstract Expressionism. Rooted in his biography (WWII experience, formation in the former GDR, emigration to West Germany, engagement in late 1960s agitations, etc.), his works profoundly revise the central directions that painting has taken since the 1960s. Richter’s oeuvre motivates a set of pivotal narratives about the history of modern and contemporary art.
 
26Name:  Dr. George Rupp
 Institution:  International Rescue Committee
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  503. Administrators, Bankers and Opinion Leaders from the Public or Private Sectors
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1942
   
 
George Rupp was president of the International Rescue Committee from 2002 to 2013. As the IRC's chief executive officer, Dr. Rupp oversaw the agency's relief and development operations in over 40 countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout the United States. In addition, he led the IRC's advocacy efforts in Washington, Geneva, Brussels and other capitals on behalf of the world's most vulnerable people. He regularly visited IRC program sites worldwide. Before joining the IRC, Dr. Rupp was president of Columbia University. During his nine-year tenure, he focused on enhancing undergraduate education, on strengthening the relationship of the campus to surrounding communities and New York City as a whole, and on increasing the university's international orientation. At the same time, he completed both a financial restructuring of the university and a $2.84 billion fundraising campaign that achieved eight successive records in dollars raised. Prior to his time at Columbia, Dr. Rupp served as president of Rice University, where in the course of his eight years applications for admission almost tripled, federal research support more than doubled, and the value of the Rice endowment increased by more than $500 million to $1.25 billion. Before going to Rice, Dr. Rupp was the John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity and dean of the Harvard Divinity School. Under his leadership, the curriculum of the school was revised to address more directly the pluralistic character of contemporary religious life. Further developments included new programs in women's studies and religion, Jewish-Christian relations, and religion and medicine. Born in New Jersey of immigrant parents, Dr. Rupp has studied and conducted research for extended periods in both Europe and Asia. He was awarded an A.B. from Princeton University in 1964, a B.D. from Yale Divinity School in 1967, and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1972. He is the author of numerous articles and five books, including Globalization Challenged: Commitment, Conflict, and Community (2006). He has served as chair of the Association of American Universities, is currently the co-president of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and serves on the boards of the Committee for Economic Development, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Institute for International Education, and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. George Rupp and his wife Nancy have two adult daughters, both anthropologists, and six grandchildren.
 
27Name:  Mr. Richard Serra
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  501. Creative Artists
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1938
   
 
Richard Serra was born November 2, 1938, in San Francisco. Serra attended the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Barbara from 1957 to 1961, receiving a B.A. in English literature. He then studied at Yale University, New Haven, from 1961 to 1964, completing his B.F.A. and M.F.A. Serra was honored with solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, in 1978; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, in 1984; the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany, in 1985; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1986. Serra participated in Documenta V (1972), Documenta VI (1977) and Documenta VII (1982). The 1990s saw further honors for Serra’s work: a retrospective of his drawings at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; the Wilhelm Lehmbruck prize for sculpture in Duisburg in 1991; and the following year, a retrospective at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. In 1993. In 1997-98, his Torqued Ellipses (1997) were exhibited at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York. Other recent projects include the eight-part permanent installation The Matter of Time at the Guggenheim Bilbao (2005) and "Richard Serra, Sculpture: Forty Years" at The Museum of Modern Art (2007) and Promenade (2008) conceived for Monumenta exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. The French Government made Serra Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1985, Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 1991 and Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2008. Serra was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993 and in 1994, he was awarded the Praemium Imperiale by the Japan Art Association. Serra was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2001 Venice Biennale. In 2003 Serra was awarded the Orden Pour Le Merite fűr Wissenschaften und Kűnste and in 2009 he received das Grosse Verdienstkreuz mit Stern des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. In 2008 Serra was awarded La Medalla de la Orden de las Artes y las Letras de Espaňa. He has received Honorary Doctorate degrees from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Nova Scotia College for Art and Design, Williams College, the University of Navarra, Yale University, University of London and Harvard University. In 2010 the Fundación Principe de Asturias in Spain honored Serra the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts and in 2014 he received the President's Medal of the Architectural League of New York.
 
28Name:  Dr. Salvatore Settis
 Institution:  Scuola Normale Superiore
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1941
   
 
Salvatore Settis has been Director of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1994-1999) and of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (1999-2010), where he also taught Classical Archaeology and Art History. He has been Visiting Professor in several universities; moreover, he delivered the Isaia Berlin Lectures at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the Lectures of the Catedra del Museo del Prado in Madrid. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, of the Institut de France, of the Istituto Veneto, and of the Academies of Sciences in Berlin, Munich, Brussells, and Turin. His research interests include ancient and Renaissance art history. Among his books: Saggio sull'Afrodite Urania di Fidia , Pisa 1966; La «Tempesta» interpretata. Giorgione, i committenti, il soggetto , Turin 1978 [English: Giorgione's Tempest. Interpreting the Hidden Subject , Cambridge 1990] ; La Colonna Traiana , Turin 1988; Laocoonte. Fama e stile , Rome 1999; Italia S.p.A. L’assalto al patrimonio culturale , Turin 2002; Futuro del Classico, Turin 2004 [English: The Future of the Classical, Oxford 2006]; Battaglie senza eroi. I beni culturali fra istituzioni e profitto, Milan 2005; Artisti e committenti fra Quattro e Cinquecento, Turin 2010; Paesaggio Costituzione cemento. La battaglia per l’ambiente contro il degrado civile, Turin 2011. He was editor of Memoria dell'Antico nell'arte italiana, vols. 1-3, Turin 1984-86, of I Greci. Storia, arte, cultura, società, vols. 1-6, Turin 1995-2002, and of The Classical Tradition , Harvard University Press 2010 (with A. Grafton and G. W. Most), and is the general editor of the series Mirabilia Italiae. For his interest in the preservation of landscape and cultural heritage, he has been Chair of Italy’s High Council for Cultural Heritage and Landscape (“Consiglio Superiore dei Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici”) and was awarded two honorary degrees in Law, by the universities of Padua (2007) and Rome-Tor Vergata (2008).
 
29Name:  Dr. Brent D. Shaw
 Institution:  Princeton University
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1947
   
 
For advanced research work in Classics I went to Cambridge University in 1973 where I completed my doctoral dissertation research on pastoral nomadism and state regulation in the Roman empire under the aegis of Joyce Reynolds. After serving some of my first years in academia in the University of Birmingham and then at undergraduate institutions in Canada, I moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, following a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study and a year as Visiting Professor of Classics at Princeton University. I then went to Princeton University in 2004, where I am currently the Andrew Fleming West Professor of Classics and Chair of the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity. My principal areas of research have included the regional history of the Roman world with special emphasis on the African provinces of the empire; the demographic and social history of the Roman family; problems of violence and social order, beginning with studies on banditry in the mid 1980s, but shifting to problems of sectarian violence to which my current large work, Sacred Violence: African Christians and Sectarian Hatred in the Age of Augustine (Cambridge University Press 2011) is devoted. My current research is split between a major collective project on global history, entitled "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart," shared with other faculty in the Department of History at Princeton, and my own current work on the problem of economic activity and metaphorical representation.
 
30Name:  Dr. Christopher A. Sims
 Institution:  Princeton University
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  302. Economics
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1942
   
 
Christopher A. Sims is the Harold H. Helm '20 Professor of Economics and Banking at Princeton University. Born in Washington, DC he earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1968. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2011. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (1988), National Academy of Sciences (1989), and American Economic Association (president, 2011- ). There are relatively few cases in which it can be said that a single person revolutionized an entire mode of intellectual inquiry, but that is the case with Christopher Sims and time series econometrics. His 1972 result that postwar data confirmed the existence of a unilateral causal relationship from money supply to GDP strongly influenced subsequent research on monetary policy. Subsequently, he single-handedly invented the Vector Autoregression (VAR) technique, and he has been a leader in many of the subsequent refinements and extensions of VAR methodology as well. Before Sims’ seminal work, there was a seemingly-unending battle over which variables were "exogenous" and which were "endogenous." For example, how can the government’s fiscal and monetary policy decisions be considered exogenous, when they likely respond to macroeconomic events? The VAR technique virtually ended that debate by treating all variables symmetrically (for example, tax cuts influence GDP, but GDP also influences tax cuts), and looking to learn about the macroeconomy via timing relationships. VARs are now ubiquitous in macroeconomics, which was and remains Sims’ main field of interest; indeed, virtually every empirical paper in macroeconomics begins (and many end) with VARs. But VARs are also used outside the realm of macroeconomics - almost anywhere time series data is analyzed. They have become the standard way to ferret out the "stylized facts." There is an old saying "let the data speak"; VARs have become the language through which time series data speaks. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2012.
 
31Name:  Mr. Robert B. Strassler
 Institution:  Riverside Capital Management Corporation
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  503. Administrators, Bankers and Opinion Leaders from the Public or Private Sectors
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1937
   
 
Robert B. Strassler is the Creator and Series Editor of The Landmark Editions and is President of the Riverside Capital Management Corporation. He has his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (1961). He is the editor of The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War, 1996; The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories, 2007, translated by Andrea L. Purvis; The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika, 2009, translated by John Marincola. He is the series editor of The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander, 2010, edited by James Romm, translated by Pamela Mensch; The Landmark Polybius: The Federation and Conquest of the Greek States, forthcoming 2012. A highly successful graduate of the Harvard Business School, Robert Strassler is currently President of Riverside Capital Management Corporation. He has long been interested in Greek history and has a knowledge of the field that goes far beyond that of most amateur enthusiasts. More importantly, he has undertaken to create and fund a series of editions of the great Greek historians in English translation with ample notes and supplementary commentary. These so-called "Landmark" volumes are now legendary for providing unparalleled access to Thucydides, Herodotus, Xenophon, Arrian, and soon Polybius in English translations, of which all but the first were new and commissioned by Strassler himself. Leading scholars of classics and ancient history have provided copious annotation, together with detailed maps, illustrations, and special essays. These sumptuously produced books allow Greekless readers to study Greek historical writing much as a professional scholar would do, because the notes and essays are so rich and informative. They have proven equally valuable to scholars because they are exceptionally up-to-date in their discussions of current problems and bibliography. The concept was entirely Strassler’s, and he has played a vigorous role in the preparation of every volume in the series. As a musician and player of the viola da gamba, he has supported the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. He is also the father of a theoretical high energy physicist and has consequently taken a lively interest in science. He has served as a member of the Advisory Council of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2012.
 
32Name:  Dr. Jack W. Szostak
 Institution:  Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts General Hospital
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  201. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1952
   
 
Dr. Jack W. Szostak is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and the Alex Rich Distinguished Investigator in the Dept. of Molecular Biology and the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Szostak is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Szostak’s early research was on the genetics and biochemistry of DNA recombination, which led to the double-strand-break repair model for meiotic recombination. At the same time Dr. Szostak made fundamental contributions to our understanding of telomere structure and function, and the role of telomere maintenance in preventing cellular senescence. For this work Dr. Szostak shared, with Drs. Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider, the 2006 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award and the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In the 1990s Dr. Szostak and his colleagues developed in vitro selection as a tool for the isolation of rare functional RNA, DNA and protein molecules from large pools of random sequences. His laboratory has used in vitro selection and directed evolution to isolate and characterize numerous nucleic acid sequences with specific ligand binding and catalytic properties. For this work, Dr. Szostak was awarded, along with Dr. Gerald Joyce, the 1994 National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology and the 1997 Sigrist Prize from the University of Bern. In 2000, Dr. Szostak was awarded the Medal of the Genetics Society of America, and in 2008 Dr. Szostak received the H.P. Heineken Prize in Biophysics and Biochemistry. Dr. Szostak’s current research interests are in the laboratory synthesis of self-replicating systems and the origin of life.
 
33Name:  Dr. Terence Tao
 Institution:  University of California, Los Angeles
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  1. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
 Subdivision:  104. Mathematics
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1975
   
 
Terence Tao was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1975. He has been a professor of mathematics at UCLA since 1999, having completed his PhD under Elias Stein at Princeton in 1996. Tao's areas of research include harmonic analysis, PDE, combinatorics, and number theory. He has received a number of awards, including the Salem Prize in 2000, the Bochner Prize in 2002, the Fields Medal and SASTRA Ramanujan Prize in 2006, the MacArthur Fellowship and Ostrowski Prize in 2007, and the Waterman Award in 2008. Terence Tao also currently holds the James and Carol Collins chair in mathematics at UCLA, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Sciences (Corresponding Member), the National Academy of Sciences (Foreign member), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was named a Simons Investigator in 2012 by the Simons Foundation and was awarded the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics that same year. In 2014 he was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, established by Yuri Milner, along with four others. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2012.
 
34Name:  Ms. Claire Tomalin
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  3. Social Sciences
 Subdivision:  303. History Since 1715
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1933
   
 
Claire Tomalin, nee Delavenay, was born in 1933 in London of a French father and an English mother, studied at Cambridge, worked in publishing and journalism as literary editor of the New Statesman, then the Sunday Times, while bringing up her children. In 1974 she published her first book The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft, which won the Whitbread First Book Prize. Since then she has researched and written Shelley and His World, 1980; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life, 1987; The Invisible Woman: the story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens, 1991 [NCR, Hawthornden, James Tait Black prizes - now being filmed with Ralph Fiennes]; Mrs Jordan's Profession, 1994; Jane Austen: A Life, 1997; Samuel Pepys: the Unequalled Self, 2002 [Whitbread biography and Book of the Year prizes, Pepys Society Prize, Rose Crawshay Prize]. Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man appeared in 2006, after which she made a television film about Hardy, and published a selection of Hardy’s poems. Her Charles Dickens: A Life was published in 2011. She organized two exhibitions, about the Regency actress Mrs. Jordan at Kenwood in 1995, and about Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley in 1997. She also edited and introduced Mary Shelley’s story for children, Maurice. A collection of her reviews, Several Strangers, appeared in 1999. She has served on the Committee of the London Library and as a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and the Wordsworth Trust. She is a Vice-President of the Royal Literary Fund, of the Royal Society of Literature and of English PEN. She enjoys walking, gardening, travelling, being with her children and grandchildren, and listening to classical music and opera. She lives in London and is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.
 
35Name:  Dr. Charles K. Williams
 Institution:  American School of Classical Studies at Athens
 Year Elected:  2012
 Class:  5. The Arts, Professions, and Leaders in Public & Private Affairs
 Subdivision:  502. Physicians, Theologians, Lawyers, Jurists, Architects, and Members of Other Professions
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1930
   
 
Charles K. Williams II is both a Trustee of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and Field Director Emeritus of its Corinth Excavations. Born in Pennsylvania, he received his Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1993 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Archaeological Institute of America. He is the author of The Temple of Zeus at Nemea, revision of B.H. Hill's 1966; Hesperia, annual reports of excavations at Corinth, 1966-96; and editor of Corinth the Centenary: 1896, 1996 (with N. Bookidis). Charles K. Williams may well be the finest excavator among all contemporary classical archaeologists. He devoted thirty years as Director of excavations at ancient Corinth in Greece, where he spent the greater part of every year and trained scores of archaeology students in what are now famous methods of excavation. Every season was promptly followed by a very substantial report. His guidance and encouragement of other scholars and openness to new interests and approaches, e.g. study of the neglected Frankish period and of faunal remains, made Corinth an unmatched center of research in classical archaeology. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2012.
 
Election Year
2012[X]
Page: Prev  1 2