Most of the powerful new technologies that have revolutionized society over recent decades have been based in the intangible realm of digital ones and zeroes. Our microcomputers, smartphones, and GPS receivers have forever changed the ways we think, communicate, and get around, but have not directly affected our physical world. One notable exception concerns not merely the manipulation of data, but the creation of physically tangible objects—additive manufacturing (AM).Read More
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
2011 Bower Science Award Theme: GenomicsRead More
From his early work on face recognition, to the 3-D imaging techniques he developed for the 2001 Super Bowl broadcast, to his work on computer-assisted surgical systems for hip replacement, Takeo Kanade has proven himself a leader in the field of robotics—for which he is presented with the 2008 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science.Read More
2009 Bower Science Award Theme: The CosmosRead More
2010 Bower Science Award Theme: Earth SystemsRead More
Soloman H. Snyder received his M.D. from Georgetown University in 1962. Dr. Snyder's research focuses on neurotransmitters, second messengers, and drug action in the nervous system.
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Denis Parsons Burkitt graduated as a physician from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland in 1935. He began training as a surgeon thereafter, and became a fellow of Edinburgh's Royal College of Surgeons in 1938.
Dr. Burkitt was working for the Ministry of Health in Kampala, Uganda in 1957 when he first saw an unusual lymphoma affecting the face and jaw of a child. He made a study of this affliction, and discovered that it was commonest in areas where malaria is endemic. He also found it to be associated with the presence of antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus.Read More