Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is dedicated to advancing groundbreaking applied science with real-world benefits for all humanity. The Foundation is an incubator of innovation through its prestigious fellowship program supporting our nation’s most promising young scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

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Taking a 360° Look at Soot and Smoke
Posted: 5/9/2019
Spotlight on Tami Bond

From chemistry to human behavior, Bond is weaving together the causes and effects of airborne dark carbon. The result: U.S. policymakers ma ... More >>>

 
Clearing the Air: Tami Bond’s Computer Model Is Best Forecast Yet on Policies Aiming to Control Soot
Posted: 5/8/2019

In the February 11 issue of Nature Sustainability, a multi-institution team unveiled a new tool for understanding and controlling the health and climate impacts of shipping goods – a ... More >>>

 
Looking Ahead: A Conversation with Three 2019 Hertz Fellows
Posted: 4/16/2019
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has chosen its 2019 Hertz Fellows, and they include 11 exceptional young men and women who will now be empowered to pursue their research interests wherever the wo ... More >>>
 
The Impact and Importance of Early Career Research
Posted: 4/16/2019
Scores of federal agencies, charitable foundations and other organizations support young researchers during their early careers, a period that spans graduate school, postdoctoral appointments, and the ... More >>>
 
Guiding Cells for the Future of Medicine
Posted: 4/10/2019
Spotlight on Kyle Loh

“Over a million patients in the US await organs that they’ll never receive,” says Kyle Loh (‘11). This demand can’t ... More >>>
 
Expanding Our Understanding of Nature
Posted: 3/26/2019
Spotlight on Carl Wieman

In 1995, Hertz Fellow (’73) Carl Wieman and Eric Cornell unleashed a new era in scientific discovery when they proved a theory that had tanta ... More >>>
 
Securing Our Virtual and Real Worlds
Posted: 3/26/2019
Spotlight on Kathleen Fisher

For computer scientist Kathleen Fisher (’94), the best security is the sort that can be guaranteed, mathematically. With cars, elections, ... More >>>
 
Please Quote Us!
Posted: 3/26/2019
Hertz Fellows on how science will change the world (and other topics)

The Hertz Foundation is all about advancing groundbreaking applied science with real-world benefit ... More >>>
 
Tracing ancient climates with Preston Kemeny
Posted: 1/30/2019

The Southern Ocean encircles Antarctica, a watery ring whose northernmost fringes churn more than 3,000 kilometers (3 × 106 meters) from the South Pole at its center. The ammonia mo ... More >>>

 
Faces of the Foundation: Laurel Larsen
Posted: 12/17/2018

Since she was a child growing up in Florida, Hertz Fellow Laurel Larsen was intrigued with water, from the way it moved to the way it would change season to season. When Laurel was selected to pu ... More >>>

 

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