Lewis Thomas Prize
The Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, named for its first recipient, Lewis Thomas, is an annual literary prize awarded by The Rockefeller University to scientists or physicians deemed to have accomplished a significant literary achievement; it recognizes "scientists as poets." Originally called the Lewis Thomas Prize for the Scientist as Poet, the award was first given in 1993. Recipients' writings bridge the gap between the laboratory and the wider world, in the spirit of Lewis Thomas' collection of essays The Lives of a Cell.
The prize-giving ceremony is usually in the form of a lecture; winners receive a medal, a citation, and a cash award.
Subsequent recipients of the prize, awarded first for the year 1993 to Thomas, have been:
- François Jacob (for 1994)
- Abraham Pais (for 1995)
- Freeman Dyson (for 1996)
- Max Perutz (for 1997)
- Ernst Mayr (for 1998)
- Steven Weinberg (for 1999)
- E. O. Wilson (for 2000)
- Oliver Sacks (for 2001)
- Jared Diamond (for 2002)
- Richard Fortey (for 2003)
- Jean-Pierre Changeux (for 2004)
- Thomas Eisner (for 2005)
- Richard Dawkins (for 2006)
- James D. Watson (for 2007)
- Robert Sapolsky (for 2008)
- Martin Rees (for 2009)
- Kay Redfield Jamison (2012)
- Frances Ashcroft (2013)
- Atul Gawande (2014)
- Ian Stewart and Steven Strogatz (2015)
- Sean B Carroll (2016) 
- Sylvia Earle (2017) 
- Kip Thorne (2018) 
Videos of Lewis Thomas Prize lecturesEdit
- About the Lewis Thomas Prize
- The Lives of a Cell / Goodreads
- French Nobelist, Author, to Receive 1994 Lewis Thomas Prize from Rockefeller University
- "Biografia de Abraham Pais | Su vida y Quién fue". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Rockefeller physicist and award-winning writer Abraham Pais to receive 1995 Lewis Thomas Prize
- Brower, Kenneth (2010-10-27). "The Danger of Cosmic Genius". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Freeman Dyson
- Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Max Perutz
- Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Ernst Mayr
- Glanz, James (2000). "SCIENTIST AT WORK: Steven Weinberg; Physicist Ponders God, Truth and 'Final Theory'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Garber, Marjorie (2001). Academic Instincts. Princeton, New Jersey, USA: Princeton University Press. p. 32. ISBN 0-691-04970-X.
- Wallis, Claudia. "Oliver Sacks, Who Depicted Brain-Disorder Sufferers' Humanity, Dies". Scientific American. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Author, Receives Rockefeller University's Lewis Thomas Prize
- columnist, Roger M. Knutson Courier. "COLUMN: Book report". Petoskey News-Review. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Renowned French neuroscientist Jean-Pierre Changeux receives Rockefeller University's science writing prize
- "Eisner wins 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science | Cornell Chronicle". news.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Thomas Eisner to receive 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science
- Richard Dawkins accepts 2006 Lewis Thomas Prize
- Rockefeller University names Robert Sapolsky 2008 Lewis Thomas Prize winner
- Martin Rees is 2009 Lewis Thomas Prize winner
- Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Kay Redfield Jamison
- Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande awarded Lewis Thomas Prize
- News, SIAM. "The Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science". SIAM News. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Lewis Thomas Prize to honor mathematicians Steven Strogatz and Ian Stewart
- "Sean B. Carroll Wins Lewis Thomas Prize". HHMI.org. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll
- Oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle will receive the 2017 Lewis Thomas Prize
- "Kip S. Thorne wins the 2018 Lewis Thomas Prize". LIGO Laboratory News. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
- Astrophysicist Kip Thorne to receive Rockefeller's 2018 science writing prize