National Medal Presentation
Photo: The National Medal of Science. Simon A. Levin received this award in a ceremony held at the White House in 2016. Photo courtesy of Carole Levin.
Simon A. Levin - Recent Honors & Awards
For a complete list of Simon A. Levin's honors and awards, click here.
Luohan Academy Distingished Fellow
Simon A. Levin has been made a Distinguished Fellow of the Luohan Academy, Hangzhou China.
Tsinghua University Awards Simon A. Levin Honorary Professorship
Tsinghua University has awarded Simon A. Levin an Honorary Professorship. An honorary professorship is the highest academic honor that Tsinghua University awards and is given to world leading scholars in recognition of their global impact and academic achievenment. The ceremony in which the title will be conferred on Professor Levin will be announced.
ESA Best Paper Award (Theory Section)
Simon A. Levin is co-author of the paper that received the Ecolgical Society of America's 2020 Outstanding Paper Award (Theory Section). (Tekwa, E., Fenichel, E.P., Levin, S.A., and M. Pinsky. 2019. Path-dependent institutions drive alternative stable states in conservation. PNAS 116(2): 689-694).
Honorary Doctorate of Science, The University of Victoria
Simon A. Levin received an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for his work as a world leader in mathematical biology on June 15, 2019.
One of the Most-Cited 2018 PNAS Papers
Simon A. Levin is a co-author of one of the most-cited 2018 PNAS papers (Klein, E. et al. 2018. Global increase and geographic convergence in antibiotic consumption between 2000 and 2015.
PNAS 115(15): E3463-E3470).
International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians Best Paper Award
Simon A. Levin is a co-author of a paper that received the International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians Best Paper Award 2018 (Lei, J. et al. 2014. Mathematical model of adult stem cell regulation with cross-talk between genetic and epigenetic regulation. PNAS 111(10): E880-887).
Lifetime Fellow, Santa Fe Institute
Simon A. Levin has been made a lifetime fellow of the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM.
2017. Elected Fellow, Society for Mathematical Biology
Simon A. Levin has been elected a fellow of the Society for Mathematical Biology. The Society for Mathematical Biology Fellows Program honors members of the Society who are recognized by the scientific and scholarly community as distinguished contributors to the discipline. The Presidents of the Society for Mathematical Biology (Simon A. Levin served as President from 1987-1989) and Editor-in-Chiefs of the
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology were named inaugural Fellows of the Society. To read more, click here.
2014 U.S. National Medal of Science
Simon A. Levin was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science - the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadershop in science. He received the medal in a ceremony held at the White House on May 19, 2016. To read the White House Press Release, click here. To watch the award presentation, click here. To watch the video about Simon A. Levin and his work shown at the White House Gala, click here.
2015. Honorary Doctorate of Science from McMaster University
Simon A. Levin was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from McMaster University for playing "a foundational role in transforming ecology into a quantitative, dynamically based science and for being in the forefront of a broad effort to build dynamical models encompassing both ecological and social-economic dynamics." To read more, click here.
The Luca Pacioli Prize
The Ca'Foscari University of Venice has awarded Simon A. Levin the 2014 Luca Pacioli Prize. The Prize is named after Luca Pacioli di Sansepolcro, one of the leading figures of the Italian Renaissance and a founding father of the modern disciplines of geometry and accounting. The Pacioli Prize is conferred to internationally renowned scholars who have developed a deep-rooted interdisciplinary approach.
Lombard Institute Foreign Member
Simon A. Levin has been elected a foreign member of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (Lombard Institute Academy of Science and Letters) in Italy. The Lombard Institute was established in 1797 by Napoleon Bonaparte to explore and refine the physical and mathematical sciences, the moral and political sciences, and the arts and literature. Professor Levin was appointed a foreign member in recognition of his contributions to the matematical sciences.
MCMSC Relaunched in Honor of Simon A. Levin
The Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center at Arizona State University has relaunched as the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational, and Modeling Sciences Center.
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Simon A. Levin received the 2014 Tyler Prize for bridging ecological research with environmental policy, economics and social science. To read more, click here. To hear his Tyler Prize Laureate Lecture, click here.
Co-Author of President's Award for Best Paper in The American Naturalist (with C. Farrior et al., 2013)
To read Farrior et al., 2013, "Competition for Water and Light in Closed-Canopy Forests: A Tractable Model of Carbon Allocation with Implication for Carbon Sinks": .pdf