Press Release

Two Dannie Heineman Prizes To be Awarded for 2005

By SpaceRef Editor
March 2, 2005
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College Park, March 2, 2005—The American Institute of Physics
announces the winners of the 2005 Dannie Heineman Prizes for
Astrophysics and Mathematical Physics.

Giorgio Parisi of the University of Rome will receive the Dannie
Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics. The mathematical physics
prize is awarded on behalf of the Heineman Foundation by the
American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Physical
Society (APS), and will be presented to Dr. Parisi at the 2005 March
Meeting of the APS in Los Angeles.

The Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics for 2005 is
awarded to Giorgio Parisi for his “fundamental theoretical
discoveries in broad areas of elementary particle physics, quantum
field theory, and statistical mechanics; especially for work on spin
glasses and disordered systems.”

Parisi was born in Rome and graduated from the University of Rome in
1970. For the next decade he did research at the Frascati Lab in
Italy, and has been at the University of Rome ever since.

The Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics will be given jointly to
Simon White of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Munich
and George Efstathiou of the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
(UK). The astrophysics prize is awarded by the AIP and the American
Astronomical Society (AAS) and will be presented to Dr. Efstathiou
and Dr. White at a future AAS meeting.

The citations read as follows: The Dannie Heineman Prize for
Astrophysics for 2005 is “awarded jointly to George Efstathiou and
Simon White, in recognition of their pioneering research, both
together and separately, into the evolution of structure in the
Universe from the earliest times to the present epoch, as examples
of outstanding work in the field of astrophysics.”

Efstathiou, a British citizen, is a graduate of Oxford and Durham
University (PhD, 1979). Since 1980 he has worked at either Oxford
or Cambridge Universities. White was born in the UK and graduated
from Cambridge (PhD, 1977). Since then he has held positions in the
UK, US, Israel, France, and China.

The American Institute of Physics is a membership corporation
established to promotethe advancement and diffusion of the knowledge
of physics and its application to human welfare. It serves its 10
Member Societies through a variety of programs, services and
publications. (http://www.aip.org )

The American Physical Society is the largest professional
organization of physicists in the US. Its main goal is to advance
and diffuse the knowledge of physics. ( http://www.aps.org/ ;
http://www.aps.org/praw/heineman/ )

The American Astronomical Society is the major organization of
professional astronomers in North America. The basic objective of
the AAS is to promote the advancement of astronomy and closely
related branches of science. (http://www.aas.org/ )

The Heineman Foundation was founded by Dannie Heineman, an engineer,
business executive and admirer of the accomplishments of physicists
and astrophysicists.

SpaceRef staff editor.