Quantum chemistry pioneer Anna Krylov wins prestigious Barry Prize
Anna Krylov, USC Associates Chair in Natural Sciences and professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the inaugural Barry Prize for Distinguished Intellectual Achievement by the American Academy of Sciences and Letters (AASL).
Krylov, along with nine other distinguished scholars, was inducted into the academy on Nov. 8.
The academy supports learning by encouraging the exchange of ideas within academia and in society at large and, through the Barry Prize, annually acknowledges 10 scholars who have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment to excellence in arts, sciences and learned professions.
Presented during the academy’s investiture gala at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the prize recognizes Krylov’s intellectual excellence and courage and her significant contributions to theoretical and computational quantum chemistry.