Emily A. Carter, the founding director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, is the recipient of the 2015-16 Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry. Four Nobel Prize winners are among the honorees. She is the first female scientist and first professor at Princeton University to receive this prestigious honor.
The annual Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry was established by the Theoretical Chemistry Institute of The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 from funds donated by Professor Joseph O. Hirschfelder (1911-1990) and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth S. Hirschfelder (1902-2002). Professor Hirschfelder had a distinguished career of teaching, research and public service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over forty years.