January 8, 2014
The 2014 Rossi prize goes to Douglas Finkbeiner, Tracy Slatyer, (Harvard PhD in Physics, 2010) and Meng Su (Harvard Ph.D. in Astrophysics, 2012) "for their discovery, in gamma rays, of the large unanticipated Galactic structure called the 'Fermi Bubbles." Meng Su (presently a Pappalardo Fellow at MIT) and Tracy Slatyer (Assistant Professor at MIT) were Doug's Harvard graduate students when they worked on the Fermi bubbles.
The Rossi Prize is awarded annually in honor of Bruno Rossi "for a significant contribution to High Energy Astrophysics, with particular emphasis on recent, original work". Earlier winners among our colleagues include Jeff McClintock, Alexey Vikhlinin, Harvey Tananbaum, Leon Van Speybroeck, Trevor Weekes, Bill Forman and Christine Jones.
Link to paper: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?arXiv:1005.5480