ACS Recognizes Science Journalist

July 25, 2016
British chemist wins award for reporting on chemistry
The American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington, D.C., will give its 2016 Grady-Stack Award for science journalism to Peter Atkins, a British chemist and author of many science-related books.

Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College at Oxford University, Oxford, U.K. He has written books for general audiences, such as “Galileo’s Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science,” as well as several textbooks, including “Physical Chemistry.”

He is known to his colleagues as a “tireless advocate” for science and someone “who has made a substantial, lasting and impressive contribution to the public’s understanding of chemistry,” says ACS.

The Grady-Stack Award honors James T. Grady and James H. Stack, two former managers of the ACS News Service. Established in 1955, the award recognizes reporting that promotes the public's understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. The Award includes a $5,000 prize, a gold medallion and a bronze replica. Atkins will receive the gold medallion at the Society's national meeting in Philadelphia in August.

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