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Professor Eugene Chiang Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Recipient of 2019 Noyce Prize


Eugene Chiang is a professor of astronomy and of earth and planetary science. A theoretical astrophysicist, he explores the origin and evolution of planetary systems around other stars and our own sun.

Nine UC Berkeley faculty have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious nonpartisan research center that convenes scholars and leaders in academic, business and government sectors, drawing expertise across disciplines, to address the most complex challenges of our time. Here are this year’s honorees:

Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory. Her work focuses on critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, as well as on comparative literature, philosophy and social and political thought.

Eugene Chiang is a professor of astronomy and of earth and planetary science. A theoretical astrophysicist, he explores the origin and evolution of planetary systems around other stars and our own sun.

Profesor Chiang is also the 2019 recipient of the Donald Sterling Noyce Prize. This award is given annually to a faculty member in the physical sciences at UC Berkeley who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, including curriculum development. 

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