Science  28 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5675, pp. 1241
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5675.1241b

Chemistry prize. Chemist Allen Bard has won the $300,000 Welch Award for his contributions to electrochemistry. A professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Bard is best known for helping to develop scanning electrochemistry microscopy—a technique for studying electrochemical reactions in solutions or on surfaces using a tiny electrode.

Science communication. British astronomer and author Martin Rees is the winner of the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Prize for 2004. Rees, a professor at the University of Cambridge, receives the award for his efforts to popularize astronomy.

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