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Winner of the annual Cozzarelli Prize

Prize awarded to Fernando Colchero

The Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has selected six papers published by PNAS in 2016 to receive the Cozzarelli Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the scientific disciplines represented by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Papers were chosen from the more than 3,100 research articles that appeared in the journal last year and represent the six broadly defined classes under which the NAS is organized.


The annual Cozzarelli Prize acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. The award was established in 2005 as the Paper of the Year Prize and was renamed in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli. The 2016 awards was presented at the PNAS Editorial Board meeting, and awardees were recognized at an awards ceremony, during the NAS Annual Meeting on April 30, 2017, in Washington, DC.


Fernando Colchero, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark was one of the main authors of the winning paper in Class V (Behavioral and Social Sciences): The emergence of longevous populations


A video from the awards ceremony can be seen here:


Between 5.54 and 6.17 minutes in the video the prize is awarded to the paper written by Fernando Colchero et al.

Editing was completed: 01.05.2017