By Lina Sorg
SIAM Fellows Simon Levin and Michael Artin were among nine renowned researchers and scientists awarded the 2015 National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony on May 19th. Levin, the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University, was honored for his work in environmental science and ecological complexity, while Artin, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received the medal for his accomplishments in modern algebraic geometry. The National Medal of Science is presented annually to those exhibiting both leadership and remarkable contributions to the fields of science and engineering. It is the highest award for scientific achievement in the United States. For a more detailed article, see the May issue of SIAM News.