Jürgen Ehlers will receive the 2002 Max Planck Medal of the German
Physical Society. The medal is given by the Society for outstanding
acheivements in theoretical physics from world-wide nominations and is
widely regarded as its the highest international honor. It was
instituted in Jnue 1929 to mark the 50th anniversary of Planck's
doctorate. The first two recipients were Planck and Einstein. Ehlers
will receive the prize in March 2002 during a special ceremony at the
annual meeting of DFG.
Gary Horowitz, Bei-Lok Hu and David Shoemaker have been
made Fellows of the American Physical Society.