Graduate Alumni

Congratulations Astronomy 2017 PhDs

May 25, 2017

2017 students

Sarah Wellons, Andrew Vanderburg, Yuan-Sen Ting, Josh Suresh, Sukrit Ranjan, Philip Mocz, Meredith MacGregor, Kirit Karkare, Dawn Graninger (not shown Laura Schaefer)

Lindsay Smith, acting curator of the Plate Stacks at the Harvard College Observatory

'Hidden Figures' Of Astronomy At Harvard Take Center Stage In Play About Women 'Computers'

March 15, 2017

Local public radio station WBUR recently broadcast a segment about the Watertown play Silent Sky  about the Harvard College Observatory "computers:" Meredith Hughes (PhD 2010) is interviewed at the end of the segment about her great-grandmother, a  former head computer at Lockheed Martin.  Listen here

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Rebekah Dawson '13 Selected for 2017 Annie Jump Cannon Award

January 11, 2017

The 2017 Annie Jump Cannon Award for outstanding research and promise for the future by a postdoctoral woman scientist goes to Rebekah Dawson (Pennsylvania State University, Harvard Astronomy PhD 2013) for her work modeling the dynamical interactions of exoplanets in multiplanet systems. Her studies help explain exoplanets’ mutual orbital inclinations and eccentricities as well as their migration toward and away from each other and their host star. She has also written influential papers on the global properties of… Read more about Rebekah Dawson '13 Selected for 2017 Annie Jump Cannon Award

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Adam Riess, Nobel Laureate and ’96 alumnus of the Harvard Astronomy Department, named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins

July 11, 2016

Adam Riess, Nobel Laureate and ’96 alumnus of the Harvard Astronomy Department, has just been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins. Supported by a $350M gift from Michael Bloomberg, the BDPs will form a cohort of 50 world-class, interdisciplinary scholars at Johns Hopkins. Adam is the 7th internally selected faculty member to be chosen for this honor.

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Wen-fai Fong (PhD 2014) Wins the 2016 APS Division of Astrophysics Thesis Award

Wen-fai Fong (PhD 2014) Wins the 2016 APS Division of Astrophysics Thesis Award

May 3, 2016

Dr. Wen-fai Fong, who completed her doctoral thesis in 2014 with Prof. Edo Berger, was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Astrophysics Prize from the American Physical Society Division of Astrophysics.  Dr. Fong's thesis was titled "Unveiling the Progenitors of Short Gamma-ray Bursts".  Information about the award is available from: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/dissertation/astrophysics.cfm and a short bio for Dr. Fong is available from:… Read more about Wen-fai Fong (PhD 2014) Wins the 2016 APS Division of Astrophysics Thesis Award

L'oreal Prize to Harvard Astronomy Alumni Sarah Ballard

L'oreal Prize to Harvard Astronomy Alumni Sarah Ballard

October 14, 2015

L'oreal Prize to Harvard Astronomy Alumni Sarah Ballard. 

"NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Oreal USA today announces the five recipients of the 2015 For Women in Science Fellowship, which honors female scientists at critical stages of their career with $60,000 fellowships to advance their postdoctoral research. Celebrating its twelfth year in the U.S., the L'Oreal For Women in Science program has awarded 60 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $3 million in grants. The announcement is being made in conjunction with Ada Lovelace Day – an annual event aimed at raising the… Read more about L'oreal Prize to Harvard Astronomy Alumni Sarah Ballard