Fermi calculation

US President Barack Obama named University of Texas chemist Allen Bard and director emeritus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, Andrew Sessler recipients of this year's Enrico Fermi Award, The award is administered on behalf of the White House by the US Department of Energy and is considered to be the government's oldest and most prestigious award in science. The award carries an honorarium of $50,000, shared equally between recipients, and a medal. Allen Bard and Andy Sessler have advanced the science and technology frontier throughout their distinguished careers and, in doing so, have contributed greatly to sustained US leadership in research and development, explains Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.