Today is a joyous occasion as we commemorate the fifth anniversary of The Nobel Prize in Chemistry being awarded to Dr. Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and holder of the Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry.
On December 10, 2013, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the Nobel to Warshel and his two colleagues, Michael Levitt of Stanford University and Martin Karplus of the Université de Strasbourg in France and Harvard University, for their groundbreaking development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.
Throughout his career, Dr. Warshel has brought great honor to USC through the contributions of his research, his dedication to teaching, and his love of our community. His relentless pursuit of discovery has led the way in the field of modern chemistry, elevated the USC Department of Chemistry and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and inspired fellow faculty, decades of students, and scientists across the world.
The many honors he has received include membership in the National Academy of Sciences and fellowship in the Biophysical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. At USC, he was awarded the Presidential Medallion in 2014.
I am proud that Dr. Warshel has served on the USC faculty since 1976. As I told him personally today, our community sincerely appreciates all that he does, and has done, for the University of Southern California.
— Michael W. Quick, December 10, 2018