FACULTY AWARD: Eight named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Posted April 17, 2012; 05:07 p.m.
Eight Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among 220 leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.
Among those elected this year are the following Princeton faculty members: Athanassios Panagiotopoulos, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Carol Greenhouse, professor of anthropology; John Burgess, the John N. Woodhull Professor of Philosophy; Igor Klebanov, professor of physics; David Spergel, the Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and professor of astrophysical sciences; Keith Whittington, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics; and David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry.
The current membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780, includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony Oct. 6 at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.