Ainissa Ramirez: 2015 AIP Gemant Award

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Ainissa Ramirez is the winner of the 2015 Andrew Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics (AIP).  The annual prize recognizes significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics. It includes $5,000 in cash and a grant of $3,000 to further public communication of physics at an institution of the winner’s choice.Ramirez is honored for reaching diverse audiences through her lectures, videos, and books.”Ramirez is both a standout scientist and a stellar communicator,” says Catherine O’Riordan, vice president of Physics Resources at AIP. “Her tireless commitment to sharing the thrill of discovery is helping change public perceptions of science and excite a new generation of future scientists.”