Lamb, Szalay Honored By American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Two scientists with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have been named 2003 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Donald Q. Lamb Jr. of the University of Chicago and Alexander S. Szalay of Johns Hopkins University were honored in May by the international learned society composed of the world's leading scientists, scholars, artists, business people and public leaders.

A founder of the SDSS, Dr. Lamb is a professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute and the College and the ASCI Flash Center.

Dr. Szalay, Alumni Centennial Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is a leader in research and application of Large Databases and was an original builder of the SDSS.

Founded in 1780, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has a current membership of 3,700 American Fellows.