Marvin Cohen Awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics

Monday, October 17, 2016

Berkeley Physics congratulates Marvin L. Cohen for being awarded the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics: "For making possible atomic-scale calculations of the properties of materials so detailed that new materials and their mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties can be predicted in agreement with experiments."

Watch a short film honoring the life and work of Marvin L. Cohen below.



He was among eight recipients of the medal, given in the fields of physics, chemistry, computer and cognitive science, electrical engineering, life science, materials science and engineering and general achievement in science.

“The Franklin Institute Awards Program celebrates some of the greatest minds and most influential pioneers of our time, and they are recognized right here in the birthplace of science and innovation for accomplishments that will transform our world,” said Larry Dubinski, president and CEO of the Franklin Institute. “They are the true Franklins of today, who will undoubtedly inspire the Franklins of tomorrow.”

Marvin joins a prestigious group of awardees including Tesla, Curie, Einstein, Hubble, Edison, just to name a few.

More information about this prestigious award and this year’s other recipients can be found on their website.

Robert Sanders