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Date:1/22/2008

nts have increased productivity, reduced chemical use, and profoundly changed global agriculture." The medal was established by the International Business Machines Corp. in honor of Ralph E. Gomory and has been awarded since 1990.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AWARD FOR INITIATIVES IN RESEARCH a prize of $15,000 awarded annually to recognize innovative young scientists and to encourage research likely to lead to new capabilities for human benefit (computational science and applied mathematics in 2008) goes to ANNA C. GILBERT, associate professor, department of mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "for innovative algorithms using wavelets and sampling techniques and their impact on data analysis and sparse approximation." The award, presented since 1981, was established by AT&T Bell Laboratories in honor of William O. Baker, and is supported by Alcatel-Lucent.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AWARD IN MATHEMATICS a prize of $5,000 awarded every four years for excellence in published mathematical research goes to CLIFFORD H. TAUBES, William Petschek Professor of Mathematics, department of mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., "for groundbreaking work relating to Seiberg-Witten and Gromov-Witten invariants of symplectic 4-manifolds, and his proof of Weinstein conjecture for all contact 3-manifolds." The medal was established by the American Mathematical Society and has been awarded since 1988.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AWARD IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY a medal and a prize of $25,000 awarded annually for a recent notable discovery in molecular biology by a young scientist goes to ANGELIKA AMON, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and professor, department of biology and David Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, "for groundbreaking studies that have provided insight into the mechanism of the central process of chromosome segregation and the regulati
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