Posted on January 6, 2017January 6, 2017 by Kira Marie WalshFrancesco Evangelista Awarded 2017 Dirac Medal Francesco Evangelista. Photo by Emory Photo/Video. Dr. Francesco Evangelista has been awarded the 2017 Dirac Medal, one of the world’s most prestigious awards for theoretical and computational chemists under 40. Read about the honor in The Emory Report. Congratulations, Francesco!