The Center for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics KCETA of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, has awarded Prof. Lisa Randall the 2015 Julius Wess Award for her research on unifying the fundamental forces of physics.
This research award is granted to elementary particle or astroparticle physicists "for outstanding experimental or theoretical scientific achievements, which extend and deepen our understanding of the fundamental laws of nature." (see
Discover Magazine covers Professor Strominger's journey to String Theory in a new article.
"Strominger was never one for the beaten path. He dropped out of Harvard twice in the 1970s to live in communes in New Hampshire and China before returning to college, bent on probing the universe through theoretical physics. As an MIT graduate student, Strominger was told to steer clear of risky subjects like string