MIT’s Susan Solomon to Be Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Stockholm, Sweden

Susan Solomon, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation.

Professor Solomon is being honored for “fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmosphere trace gases in Earth’s climate system.” She will be honored by the king and queen of Sweden in Stockholm on May 24. The prize comes with a cash award of six million kroner, worth more than $750,000.

Dr. Solomon joined the faculty at MIT in 2011. She holds a joint appointment in the department of chemistry. Before joining the MIT faculty, Professor Solomon had a long career at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Professor Solomon is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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