Volume 32 - December 16, 2011 - Letter from Editor

Moves & Milestones

bridges vol. 25, April 2010 / 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.

Walter Munk

munk_walter_small.jpg has been awarded the 2010 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences for his research on ocean circulation by Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences. He will receive the 4 million kronor ($560,000) prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11, 2010, in the presence of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, where the Crafoord award has been given annually since 1982 for scientific research in areas not covered by the Nobel Prizes.

Born in Vienna, Munk moved to the US in 1932. A professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography since 1954, he made numerous important contributions to the field of oceanography, among others, over the course of his career, earning him memberships in over a dozen professional societies, including the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. Munk has been both a Guggenheim Fellow (three times) and a Fulbright Fellow, and has received numerous awards and honors.

For more information, visit:  http://scripps.ucsd.edu/Profile/wmunk


Wolfgang Winkelmayer

winkelmayer_mh_010710_small.jpg was appointed director of clinical research and associate professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Winkelmayer received his medical degree from the University of Vienna. He was trained in general internal medicine and nephrology in Vienna, where he served as director of dialysis at the Kaiser Franz Josef-Hospital prior to coming to the Harvard School of Public Health in 1998. There he received his Master's in Public Health in health care management and a Sc.D. in health policy and management. Most recently, he has been assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research focus is comparative effectiveness research in kidney disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

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Manfred Einsiedler

einsiedler_mh_033010_small.jpg was appointed full professor at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Department of Mathematics.

Einsiedler received his Ph.D. at the University of Vienna in 1999 and habilitated in the field of algebraic dynamics in 2001. He was a Schrödinger Fellow at Pennsylvania State University and has held assistant and visiting professor positions at the University of Washington, Princeton University, and Université Lyon. After a tenured appointment at Ohio State University as associate and later as full professor, he moved to Switzerland in the summer of 2009.

For more information please visit:  http://www.math.ethz.ch/~einsiedl/


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