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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation taps seven from Harvard

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Researchers to receive prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships

Seven Harvard faculty members are among the 118 outstanding early career scientists, mathematicians, and economists recently awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Fellowships are awarded to faculty colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who are conducting research at the frontiers of physics, chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, and neuroscience.

The fellowships have been awarded since 1955, and 38 Sloan Research Fellows have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in their fields, 57 have received the National Medal of Science, and 14 have been awarded the Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics. Although Sloan Research Fellowships in economics began only in 1983, Sloan Fellows have subsequently accounted for nine of the 14 winners of the John Bates Clark Medal, considered the most prestigious honor for young economists.

Harvard recipients include Sandeep R. Datta, neuroscience; Emmanuel Farhi, economics; Peter J. Park, molecular biology; Tobias Ritter, chemistry; Alkes L. Price, molecular biology; Jennifer E. Hoffman, physics; and Marko Lončar, physics.