Fellowships

Arturo Avelino coming to Harvard as the first-ever recipient in the Harvard-Mexico Postdoctoral Program

Arturo Avelino coming to Harvard as the first-ever recipient in the Harvard-Mexico Postdoctoral Program

July 10, 2013

Arturo Avelino will be coming to Harvard from the University of Guanajuato in October as the first ever recipient of the Harvard-Mexico Postdoc Program. He will work with Professor Robert Kirshner on learning the nature of the dark energy from observations of Type Ia supernovae combined with other cosmological probes.

Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship awarded to Avi Loeb

September 24, 2012
Prof. Avi Loeb has been awarded the 2013 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the University of Melbourne in Australia. This award is given to academics of international distinction in a field of interest to the University of Melbourne. Fellows are expected to present a public lecture and several specialist lectures. Previous recipients include Barbara Grosz, Tory Higgins, Thomas Mann, Michael Waltzer, and Joseph
Weiler.

Robert Kirshner wins the 2012 Guggenheim Physics Fellowship

April 13, 2012

"The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced its new fellows for 2012 in the United States and Canada on Thursday (April 12). The 181 recipients represent a diverse mix of scientific, scholarly, and artistic fields, and many of them are affiliated with colleges or universities. The winners, chosen from nearly 3,000 candidates, will receive grants ranging from six to 12 months that are intended to allow the recipients to pursue creative projects with as much freedom as possible. A list of the new fellows is available on the foundation’s Web site." (http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/guggenheim-foundation-announces-181-new-fellows-in-the-u-s-and-canada/42335)

Complete list of Guggenheim Fellows

Kirshner Guggenheim Fellows Bio, http://www.gf.org/fellows/17246-robert-p-kirshner 

Alicia Soderberg selected as a Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

February 15, 2012

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the selection of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers as recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2012. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. Harvard Astronomy Professor Alicia Soderberg was selected for this honor.

Press Release

Twelve students and postdocs from the Astronomy department were awarded Einstein/Hubble/Sagan fellowships in 2012

February 14, 2012

Twelve students and postdocs from the Astronomy department were awarded
Einstein/Hubble/Sagan fellowships in 2012: Laura Blecha, Smadar Naoz, Joey
Neilsen and Meng Su were awarded an Einstein fellowship; Kaitlin
Kratter, Matt McQuinn (former student), Stella Offner, Yue Shen, Jack
Steiner, and Mark Vogelsberger were awarded a Hubble fellowship;
and Sarah Ballard and Jean-Michel Desert were awarded the Sagan
fellowship.