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Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande awarded Lewis Thomas Prize

Gawande, who practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has written several highly regarded books on public health, including Complications, a collection of stories about his experiences as a surgical resident. More »

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Rockefeller University names Martin Rees 2009 Lewis Thomas Prize winner

Cosmologist and astrophysicist Martin Rees has been named the recipient of Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science for 2009. More »

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Rockefeller University names Robert Sapolsky 2008 Lewis Thomas Prize winner

Primatologist and Stanford University neuroscientist Robert M. Sapolsky has been named the recipient of Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science for 2008. The award recognizes Sapolsky’s 2001 publication A Primate’s Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among the Baboons and will be presented to him at a ceremony at the university’s Caspary Auditorium on June 2. More »

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Richard Dawkins accepts 2006 Lewis Thomas Prize

Best known for promoting the gene-centered view of evolution in his 1976 bestseller The Selfish Gene, Dawkins is critically regarded for his ability to convey large, universal theories by use of detailed examples taken from a lifetime of observation of the natural world. More »

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Thomas Eisner to receive 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science

A world authority on animal behavior, ecology and evolution, Thomas Eisner, has been chosen to receive The Rockefeller University’s 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. His prize lecture, “The Ruling Class: Tales of Insect Survival,” will be on Tuesday, October 11, and is open to the public. More »

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Renowned French neuroscientist Jean-Pierre Changeux receives Rockefeller University’s science writing prize

Jean-Pierre Changeux, Ph.D., one of the boldest thinkers in modern neuroscience, received the Rockefeller University Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science Tues., March 29. More »

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Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Author, Receives Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize

Oliver Sacks, author of the best-selling book Awakenings, which was the basis for a movie of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro, received The Rockefeller University’s 2001 Lewis Thomas Prize on Monday, March 18, in the university’s Caspary Auditorium. The prize, “Honoring the Scientist as Poet,” has been awarded annually since 1993 to a writer who is accomplished in the realms of both science and literature. More »

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Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Ernst Mayr

Evolutionary biologist and author Ernst Mayr, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 1998 Lewis Thomas Prize: Honoring the Scientist as Poet. The prize, which honors scientists for their literary achievements, is awarded by The Rockefeller University. More »

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Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Max Perutz

Nobel laureate, molecular biologist and author Max Perutz, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 1997 Lewis Thomas Prize, which honors scientists for their literary achievements and is awarded by The Rockefeller University. More »

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Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Freeman Dyson

Mathematical physicist and author Freeman Dyson will receive the 1996 Lewis Thomas Prize, which honors scientists for their artistic achievements, from The Rockefeller University. More »

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French Nobelist, Author, to Receive 1994 Lewis Thomas Prize from Rockefeller University

Seeking to honor that rare individual in whom the two cultures of science and art are combined, The Rockefeller University will present François Jacob, the Nobel Prize-winning molecular geneticist and highly acclaimed author of three books on science, with the second Lewis Thomas Prize on Wednesday, May 25. More »

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