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 for her thesis Tracing Organic Complexity During Star and Planet Formation. Dr. Bergner earned her PhD at Harvard University, working with Professor Karin Öberg. She is now a NASA Hubble-Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Chicago’s Department of the Geophysical Sciences.
March 15, 2021