The Foresight Institute announced the winners of the 2001 Feynman Prizes in Nanotechnology, which were awarded at a banquet on Saturday, 10 November 2001 during the Ninth Foresight Conference. Each year, two prizes are awarded in the amount of $5,000 each to the researchers whose recent work has most advanced the development of molecular nanotechnology. The separate prizes are awarded for theoretical work and for experimental work.
The winner of the 2001 Feynman Prize (Experimental) is Charles M. Lieber of Harvard University, a leading researcher in field of carbon nanotube applications. On Friday, 9 November 2001, Lieberís research team published a paper in the journal Science describing arrays of nanotubes that form transistors at their junctions.
The winner of the 2001 Feynman Prize (Theoretical) is Mark A. Ratner of Northwestern University, a pioneer in the field of molecular electronics.
Additional details on the awards can be found in this article on the Small Times website.