IAS Newsletter - Sep 2015 - page 12

IAS Community
Sep 2015
Sir Christopher (2nd from right) at the award
ceremony of the 2015 Global Economy Prize.
© IfW, Tobias Rücker, 2015
Global Economy Prize
©IfW, Tobias Rücker, 2015
Isaac Newton Medal
© Institute of Physics
Prof Eli Yablonovitch
IAS congratulates its Faculty, Prof Sir Christopher Pissarides, and its
Visiting Professor, Eli Yablonovitch, on being awarded prestigious
prizes in economics and physics, respectively.
Sir Christopher was selected to be one of the recipients of the
Global Economy Prize 2015 by the Kiel Institute for the World
Economy and its partners, the City of Kiel and the
Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Commerce for his concept of
search unemployment which changed the course of economic
mainstream thinking. Sir Chris’ research on the macroeconomics
of labor markets has been widely recognized by many awards including
the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Prof Yablonovitch won the 2015 Isaac Newton Medal granted by
the Institute of Physics in London for “his visionary and foundational
contributions to photonic nanostructures” which have spawned the
research field of photonic crystals. Photonic crystals are now being
used in research areas as diverse as quantum computation,
nanoscale imaging and sensing, photovoltaics, optical
interconnects, and high performance light-emitting diodes.
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