Beratan Wins Cozzarelli Prize!


Professor David Beratan, Dr. Peng Zhang, Mr. Jonathan Yuly and colleagues have won the 2020 Cozzarelli Prize for Physical and Mathematical Sciences! The Cozzarelli Prize is awarded annually to six Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences articles, one for each of the six classes of the NAS. It honors former PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli and recognizes the work of researchers who share his uncompromising scientific standards, his dedication to advancing scientific knowledge, and his enthusiasm for an "upstream swim." Beratan and colleagues' paper is, "Universal free-energy landscape produces efficient and reversible electron bifurcation," and solves a 40-year bioenenergetics mystery.