Achievements In Opto-Electronics Date: December 7, 1992

William Newsome, an associate professor of neurobiology at Stanford University, became the eighth recipient of the Golden Brain Award, presented annually by the Berkeley, Calif.-based Minerva Foundation.

The award, a seven-inch, gold-plated sculpture of a human brain, was presented at an October 23 ceremony and honors influential basic research on the structure and function of vision and the brain. The Minerva Foundation was established in 1984 by Elwin Marg, a professor of vision and optometry at the University of California, Berkeley. The foundation is dedicated to recognizing individuals who have made scientific discoveries through what it deems as exceptional basic research on vision and the brain.

In addition to receiving the Golden Brain, in June, Newsome was awarded the Rank Prize in Opto-Electronics from the 20-year old, London-based Rank Prize Funds. He and three other researchers split a $75,000 prize for advances in...

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to digital editions of The Scientist, as well as TS Digest, feature stories, more than 35 years of archives, and much more!
Already a member?