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NSF-funded mathematical biologist and geologist recognized for pioneering, interdisciplinary research
September 9, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.For their visionary interdisciplinary research on the altitudes where people live, and their work's wide-ranging impacts on society, two NSF-funded scientists--mathematical biologists Joel Cohen and geologist Christopher Small--have been selected as the third winners of the 2015 Golden Goose Award. The award honors researchers whose federally funded work may have seemed odd or obscure when it was first conducted but has resulted in significant benefits to society.Full Story
The Golden Goose Award
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.