Hanno Sahlmann has won the
2005 ``Akademiepreis für Physik" of the Gottingen Academy of
Sciences. The citation says that the prize is being awarded
for "important contributions to Loop Quantum Gravity, a promising
framework for the quantization of Einstein's General Relativity."
Abhay Ashtekar has been named the Sir C.V.
Raman Visiting Chair of the Indian Academy of Science and was awarded a
senior Forschungspreis by the Humboldt Foundation