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Prof. Karin Öberg awarded Harnack Lecture

October 31, 2022

Prof. Karin Öberg awarded Harnack Lecture. The Harnack Lecture is an honour lecture by the Max Planck Society in commemoration of the German science reformer Adolf von Harnack. The international networking of science was an important element of Adolf von Harnack’s excellence concept. The Harnack Lecture has been held annually since 2014 at the invitation of the three scientific Sections and the President of the Max Planck Society. Those invited are outstanding researchers from abroad whose work is particularly relevant for the development of topical research strategies of the inviting...

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Alumna Jane Huang Receives Robert J. Trumpler Award for ‘Iconic’ Thesis

August 25, 2021

Former Center for Astrophysics researcher Jane Huang is the recipient of the 2021 Robert J. Trumpler Award. The award is presented annually by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) to a recent PhD recipient whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy. 

Huang earned a PhD in astrophysics from Harvard in 2020 under the mentorship of Sean Andrews and Karin Öberg. Her dissertation, “Rings and Spirals in Protoplanetary Disks: the ALMA View of...

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Alessandra Canta receives 2021 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize

May 20, 2021

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the Captain Jonathan Fay Prize. The three winners were selected from among 74 Harvard College seniors awarded the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences this year.

Hoopes Prize recipients are recognized for their exceptional undergraduate projects. The work of the Fay Prize winners are drawn from this group and are, in the opinion of a selection committee made up of senior Harvard Faculty members, the most outstanding imaginative works or pieces of original research...

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Astrophysics student Ellen Price awarded 51 Pegasi B Fellowship

April 1, 2021

Ellen Price, a doctoral student at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, has been awarded the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship from the Heising-Simons Foundation. Price is one of only eight students in the nation to receive this prestigious award.

The fellowship will provide up to $375,000 in support for Price to conduct independent research in planetary astronomy over the next three years.

"It honestly still feels a bit unreal to be awarded this fellowship," Price says. "But I'm eternally grateful to all the mentors who enabled me to get here, and I'm...

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2021 LAD Dissertation Prize Goes to Jennifer Bergner

March 11, 2021

The AAS Laboratory Astrophysics Division is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2021 Dissertation Prize, Jennifer Bergner (@UChicago), for her PhD thesis Tracing Organic Complexity During Star and Planet Formation!

The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2021 Dissertation Prize, given to an individual who has recently completed an outstanding theoretical or experimental doctoral dissertation in laboratory astrophysics. This year’s prize goes to Dr. Jennifer Bergner...

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ALMA image of the planet-forming disk around the young star RU Lup.

ALMA Captures Stirred-Up Planet Factory

August 3, 2020

In recent years, high resolution observations of dust structures have revolutionized our understanding of planet formation. However, this new image of the gas indicates that the current view of planet formation is still too simplistic and that it might be much more chaotic than previously inferred from the well-known images of neatly concentric ringed disks

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