Prof. Dick Karp, Ph.D., University Professor of Computer Science, Bioengineering and Mathematics recently received the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science in recognition for his remarkable contributions to the understanding of computational complexity.
This award is one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific awards programs in the world. The Franklin Institute Awards Program honors scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs who have made extraordinary scientific achievements and benefited humanity.
Prof. Karp will be honored at the awards ceremony and dinner on April 29, 2004 in Philadelphia.
Past winners include Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Pierre and Marie Curie, Alexander Graham Bell, Stephen Hawking, David Packard, Gordon Moore, and Jane Goodall. In fact, an astounding 101 Franklin Institute Laureates have received 103 Nobel Prizes.
For more information about this award, here’s the web site: http://www.fi.edu/tfi_awards/