FACULTY AWARD: Three Princeton researchers receive Blavatnik honors

Two Princeton University professors were among five faculty to receive a 2013 Regional Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, which recognizes outstanding work in mathematics, engineering and the life and physical sciences by researchers under the age of 42 working in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. David Blei, an associate professor of computer science, and Frans Pretorius, a professor of physics, were recognized for their work in computer science and astrophysics, respectively. In addition, Associate Research Scholar Mariangela Lisanti, in the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, was named a postdoctoral finalist for her work in nuclear and particle physics. The award is supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and presented by the New York Academy of Sciences.