Prizes

The Harvard Horizons Symposium: April 22, 2014

The Harvard Horizons Symposium: April 22, 2014

March 27, 2014

Celebrating the Impact of New Ideas and New Discoveries
Please join President Faust, Provost Alan Garber, FAS Dean Mike Smith, and GSAS Dean Xiao-Li Meng as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences celebrates the power of new ideas — and the talent and innovation of the scholars who are generating them.

The Harvard Horizons Symposium
Featuring short talks by the 2014 Horizon Scholars, eight PhD students whose ideas represent the best new thinking in their disciplines.

Karin Öberg Selected as 2014 Sloan Fellow

Karin Öberg Selected as 2014 Sloan Fellow

February 18, 2014

Karin Oberg won the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for 2014. Also among the recipients are the former students of our department, Ryan Hickox and Phil Hopkins, and the former ITC postdoc, Dan Fabrycky.

"The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field."

Harvard Bok Center awards 9 in the Astronomy department for Distinction and Excellence in Teaching

Harvard Bok Center awards 9 in the Astronomy department for Distinction and Excellence in Teaching

September 19, 2013

The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning works to advance the quality of undergraduate education by providing Harvard’s teachers with resources, programs and support that promote excellence in teaching.  Each semester it recognizes with a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching those student instructors whose work is exemplary based on peer evaluations. 

Bekki Dawson and Matt Walker won the Block Prize at the Aspen Center for 2013 Physics Winter Conference, 2013

February 21, 2013

Harvard Astronomy graduate student Bekki Dawson and CFA Hubble postdoctoral fellow Matt Walker won the Block Prize at the Aspen Center for Physics Winter Conference this year. Organizers of each winter conference choose promising young physicists to receive the Block Award.  This year, two out of the seven awardees are ITC members. For more details, see
http://www.aspenphys.org/physicists/winter/block.html

Harvard Students Awarded at AAS 2012 Meeting

January 28, 2013
  

Harvard graduate students Nicholas Stone and Rebekah Dawson were the recipients of the 2012 Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize—established through the support of his father, John Doxsey, and other friends, family, and colleagues—provides graduate students or postdocs within one year of receiving or receipt of their PhD a monetary prize to enable the oral presentation of their dissertation research at a winter meeting of the AAS.

2012 Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize

Stone was also selected by Springer, the European publisher, to have his thesis published as an individual hardcover book. Springer selects a small number of theses in astronomy every year for this prize.

Avi Loeb's books has been selected for the Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award by the American Astronomical Society

January 8, 2013

Avi Loeb's book has been selected for the Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award by the American Astronomical Society. The award is for Avi's first book, "How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?", published by Princeton University Press in 2010.

You may learn more about the book at:
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9373.html

Read about the AAS Chambliss Award.

Professor David Charbonneau was selected among the 100 Alumni of Influence of the University of Toronto

November 5, 2012
Professor David Charbonneau was selected among the 100 Almuni of Influence of the University of Toronto in Canada.  The Alumni of Influence were selected based their contributions to their professional field at an international, national, or local level, as well as their volunteerism within the wider community and their philanthropy. The list of distinguished alumni includes Astronomer Wendy Freedman (Carnegie) and Nobel Laureate in Physics, Walter Kohn (Santa Barbara); for more details
see http://www.uc.utoronto.ca/100-alumni-influence



Alex Dalgarno selected for the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics

October 22, 2012

2013 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MEDAL IN PHYSICS

Alexander Dalgarno, Ph.D. 
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 


Citation: For his many fundamental contributions to the development of the field of molecular astrophysics, which led to a better understanding of interstellar space, including the giant molecular clouds that are the birthplaces of stars and planets. 

Read More: The Franklin Institute 2013 Laureates



Irwin Shapiro was awarded the 2013 Einstein Prize of The American Physical Society

September 20, 2012

Irwin Shapiro was awarded the 2013 Einstein Prize of The American Physical Society. The Prize was established to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of gravitational physics and consists of $10,000 and a certificate that includes the appropriate citation. The citation that will appear on

Irwin's certificate reads as follows:

"For his contributions to experimental solar system tests of relativistic theories of gravity, and in particular for proposing and measuring the Shapiro time delay effect."

The Einstein Prize will be presented at APS April 2013 Meeting in Denver, CO, April 13-16, 2013, at a special Ceremonial session.

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