David A. Weitz

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David A. Weitz
David A.
Weitz
Year
2024
Subject
Physics
Award
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
Affiliation

Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts

Citation

For transforming our fundamental understanding of squishy materials ranging from gels, polymers, colloids, and emulsions to living organisms. His innovations led to the development of microdevices for applications ranging from rapid disease screening and drug discovery to cosmetic products. A master educator, he has popularized science through the physics of cooking.