Congratulations Sachiko! This is awesome for many reasons, but maybe the top 3 are:
- Recognition for Sachiko’s lifetime of seminal work in cosmochemistry.
- Both Sachiko and Urey worked at U Chicago, a powerhouse in this field almost on par with Wash U.
- An award named after Urey is very prestigious, as his scientific career was truly exceptional. Lots of amazing stuff here, including a high level of productivity 40+ years after winning the Nobel Prize for discovering deuterium, and asking for a one-way trip to the Moon ( “I will go, and I don’t care if I don’t come back.”). The man lived and breathed science. His life story is inspiring.