Astronomy News

Three Graduate Alumni Receive National Recognition

1/21/2014  8:00 am

 

Three Astronomy graduate alumni have recently received prestigious national awards.

 

Karen Yang (PhD 2011) is one of twelve recipients of the Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan.

 

Jim Stone (PhD 1990) has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for “his leading role in the development of tools for computational magnetohydrodynamics and in advancing our understanding of the physics of accretion disks, the dynamics of disk driven winds, and the dynamics of molecular clouds.” He is a professor at Princeton University.

 

Scott Kenyon (PhD 1983) has also been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for “his world-leading stature in observational and theoretical astrophysics including studies of the Symbiotic Variables, Star Formation, Recurrent and Classical Novae, Solar System Formation, and the Structure of the Galaxy.” He is a Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

 

Congratulations to all three!