Lambert Prize winners announced

Distinguished grads awarded paper prize

The Justine Lambert Prize is awarded every other year to the best paper submitted by a graduate student dealing with "foundational issues in the formal, natural or social sciences, using tools, methods and results from scientific practice to cast light on the conceptual, philosophical, and scientific relevance of those issues. The Lambert Prize competition is open to all graduate students at the University of California, Irvine regardless of department or school affiliation and is made possible by J. Karel Lambert.

This year the prize has been awarded to two outstanding paper entries: Li Xiao from the departments of biomedical engineering and molecular biology/biochemistry whose paper was titled A Multi-Scale Method for Dynamics Simulation in Continuum Solvent Models I: Finite-Difference Algorithm for Navier-Stokes Equation, and the chemistry department's Keun Ah Ryu, for her paper Stimulation of Innate Immune Cells by Light-Activated TLR7/8 Agonists.

The winners will be recognized on Friday, May 29 at 11 a.m. in an award ceremony featuring UCI emeritus professor J. Karel Lambert, former social sciences dean William Schonfeld, and LPS Distinguished professor Brian Skyrms. The winners will each receive $1,000 of a $2,000 prize.