Charles R. Goldman, of the University of California, Davis, received the 1998 Albert Einstein World Award of Science in November. The international award recognizes those who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements that have advanced scientific understanding and benefited humanity. The prize carries a medal, diploma and $10,000 U.S., and is given by the Mexico City-based World Cultural Council. The council formed in 1982, awarded its first Einstein prize in 1984.
Dr. Esteban Meszaros Wild, secretary general of the council, said that the award was in recognition for Dr. Goldman’s valuable and pioneering contributions in the field of environmental sciences. The award also recognized Dr. Goldman’s more than 39 years of research on Lake Tahoe and the environmental research program that he created and sustained in California and throughout the world, which brought true benefit to mankind.