Dr. Marc A. Kastner, head of the Department of Physics and the Donner Professor of Physics, is the co-recipient of the 2000 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize along with Drs. Theodore Fulton and G. Dolan, both of Bell Labs. The prize from the American Physical Society, which honors outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics, recognizes the awardees' "pioneering contributions to single-electron effects in meso-scopic systems." Other MIT physics faculty members who have won the Buckley Prize are Professors Clifford Shull (a Nobel Laureate), Benjamin Lax and Patrick Lee, and Dean of Science Robert J. Birgeneau.
Longtime WMBR gospel music host Sharon Clayborne has received a $1,000 Dean's Community Service Award from the Harvard Medical School, where she is director of financial aid.
Ms. Clayborne was honored for serving as a volunteer host of the WMBR Good News program for 19 years. "I volunteer because I enjoy it," said Ms. Clayborne, who shares hosting duties with Dr. Greg Piggott. The program, started 26 years ago by an MIT undergraduate, airs from 8-10pm on Sundays.
WMBR's program listings describe Good News this way: "A haven for the weary of spirit and those seeking fellowship. Music to instruct, inspire and incite to action. It is an experience not to be missed."
The Federation of Materials Societies will present its national Materials Advancement Award to Professor Merton C. Flemings of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The award recognizes those with "outstanding capabilities in advancing the effective and economic use of materials and the multidisciplinary field of materials science and engineering generally, and who contribute to the applications of the materials profession to national problems and policy." Professor Flemings, who established and was first director of the Materials Processing Center, is director of the MIT-Singapore Alliance.ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 20, 1999.