Posted March 1, 2000
John Holdren, will receive this year's Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. He co-founded in 1973, and co-directed for 23 years, the campus-wide interdisciplinary graduate program in Energy and Resources, a pioneering program whose graduates now hold leadership positions in the fields of energy, environment, development, and international security around the world.
Holdren will receive a cash prize of $200,000 and a gold Tyler Prize Medallion at a black-tie awards ceremony on April 14 in Los Angeles. The Tyler Prize is considered the premiere international award honoring achievements in environmental science, environmental protection, and environmental aspects of public health.
Alexander Chorin, professor of mathematics, Berkeley, has won the 2000 AMS-SIAM Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics. Presented by the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Weiner Prize is one of the highest distinctions given in applied mathematics.
The prize was awarded at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Washington, DC on January 20. According to the prize citation, Chorin is receiving the prize "in recognition of his seminal work in computational fluid dynamics, statistical mechanics, and turbulence... From the 1960s to the present day, Chorin has led and inspired applied mathematicians everywhere to tackle the most difficult real-world problems and to make full use of the combined power of advanced computers and sophisticated mathematical analysis."
Daphne Muse, research coordinator for the McNair Scholars Program, has been awarded a 2000-2001 Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the Women in Leadership Institute at Mills College.
The year-long fellowship will support Muse in completing her first young adult novel, "The Palace of Honey Heights," about the 1991 Los Angeles rebellions and how they shaped a friendship and reshaped a South Central Community. Muse will also conduct research for a ten-year project, to be developed into a book and traveling exhibit.