Moves & Milestones

bridges vol. 16, December 2007 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad

In its "moves & milestones" section, bridges presents career steps and other outstanding events in the professional lives of Austrian scientists and scholars in the US and Canada.

Eric Kandel
has received the 2007 National Academies’ Best Book of the Year Award for his personal memoir, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind. Kandel, who is the 2000 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine, has been university professor of physiology and cell biophysics, psychiatry, biochemistry, and molecular biophysics at Columbia University since 1974.

For further information on Eric Kandel and the 2007 National Academies’ Best Book of the Year award visit:

Werner Ploberger
was installed as the first Thomas H. Eliot Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Before becoming a professor in the economics department at Washington University in 2006, he was a professor in the department of economics at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Ploberger obtained his doctorate as well as his master’s degree at the Vienna University of Technology.

More information can be found in the press release from Washington University in St. Louis:

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