Professor Whitney Davis (History of Art) receives prestigious NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award

July 9, 2024

Headshot of Professor Whitney Davis wearing a black button down shirt, standing in front of a bookshelfProfessor Whitney Davis (History of Art) was granted the 2024 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and human progress through their groundbreaking, innovative and collaborative research.

The NOMIS Award will support Davis' project Depictured Worlds: The Perceptual Power of Pictures(link is external), which explores how human beings’ experience of pictures, such as individual artworks or cultural styles of pictorial representation, shapes the ways in which people see the natural and social world beyond pictures. Understanding this experience has the potential to impact fields ranging from education and clinical psychology to social behavior and ethics. 

Other 2024 award recipients are Andrea Ablasser, an immunologist at EPFL, and Elena Conti, a biochemist and structural biologist at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.

Read more at the NOMIS Foundation