President Peter Salovey announced Brock’s appointment in a message to the Yale community on July 31. His three-year term is effective Aug. 1.
The Computer Science and Economics interdepartmental major will explore the practical and theoretical connections between the two disciplines.
Winkler conducts research in modern European and American philosophy.
Rohini Pande and Ramamurti Shankar were appointed to endowed professorships.
Pande is an economist whose research examines the economic costs and benefits of informal and formal institutions in the developing world.
Shankar focuses his research on theoretical condensed matter physics and quantum field theory.
A new Yale study shows how a recently-discovered adaptation in olfactory receptor neurons can solve the problem of odor coding in different environments.