Susan Solomon, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at MIT, honored for her contributions to atmospheric science. She received the Crafoord Prize "for fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmospheric trace gases in Earth’s climate system."
The Crafoord Prize is awarded in partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation, with the Academy responsible for selecting the Crafoord Laureates. The disciplines encompassed by the prize, which change every year, are mathematics and astronomy, geosciences, biosciences and polyarthritis (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis), and were chosen to complement those of the Nobel Prizes. Former EAPS professor Edward N. Lorenz (together with Henry Stommel) received the first Crafoord Prize in Geoscience in 1983. Former EAPS geosciences professor Peter Molnar was awarded the prize in 2014.
Crafoord Laureate 2018 Prof Susan Solomon traveled to Sweden last month to give her Prize Lecture at Lund University and receive her award at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in the presence of H. M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H. M. Queen Silvia of Sweden.