Prof Ching W. Tang, IAS Bank of East Asia Professor and Chair Professor of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, has received the 2014 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award from the Optical Society (OSA) for the discovery of efficient thin-film organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), which has led to novel display and lighting products. The award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to optics based on semiconductor-based optical devices and materials.
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IAS conveys its heartiest congratulations to IAS Visiting Professor, Sir John Pendry for being awarded the Kavil Prize in the field of nanoscience jointly by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavil Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. Sir John’s work on developing the theory underlying new optical nanoscale materials with unprecedented properties for formation of “perfect lenses” is recognized.
IAS extends its congratulations to IAS Visiting Professor, Prof Manjul Bhargava, for being selected as a laureate of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics”, in the quadrennial International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) held in Seoul, South Korea. This award is to recognize Prof Bhargava’s work on developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers and applying them in elliptic curves. Fields Medal is only awarded to mathematicians not over 40 years of age at the year of ICM.
IAS Visiting Professor, Prof Stanley Osher won the Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize, granted jointly by the International Mathematical Union and the German Mathematical Society. Prof Osher is honored for his influential contributions in applied mathematics which enhance development on computer vision, image processing, and computer graphics.