Bryan, McComas and Buschman receive prestigious honors from the National Academy of Sciences

By Liz Fuller-Wright

Three Princetonians are among the 16 scientists receiving the highest honors given by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). These major awards recognize extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social and medical sciences.

Kirk Bryan Jr., senior oceanographer, emeritus, received the Alexander Agassiz Medal (awarded every five years) for pioneering and visionary work in oceanography and climate science.

David McComas, Princeton’s vice president for the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab and professor of astrophysical sciences, received the Arctowski Medal (awarded every two years) for pioneering contributions to experimental space plasma physics.

Timothy Buschman, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, received a Troland Research Award (won by two scientists each year) for his groundbreaking contributions and insights into the neural mechanisms of cognitive control.