Picture to the right is Jennifer with Rita Fireman, wife of Edward Fireman during the Honors Ceremony on May 29, 2019. Pictured below are members of the Fireman family who annually attend the awarding of this fellowship, along with Irwin Shapiro (left) who was the Director of the Center for Astrophysics when the Fellowship was first instituted. Jennifer was advised by Karin Öberg.
Amir Siraj was awarded the Goldberg prize for best Junior thesis working with Avi Loeb as his advisor. Soley Hyman was awarded the Goldberg prize for best Senior thesis working with Belinda Wilkes. Not pictured is Mma Ikwut-Ukwa who also received a Goldberg prize for her junior thesis working with David Latham.
Edo Berger also presented the Leo Goldberg prize for excellence in a senior thesis to Eden Girma. Eden is also a recipient of a University Hoopes Prize for the project entitled “Astrometric Detection of Intermediate Mass Black Holes.”
At the annual Awards Ceremony, Rita Fireman and Astronomy Chair Avi Loeb are seen presenting the Fireman Fellowship Award to Philip Cowperthwaite for this year's best dissertation in the field of Astrophysics at Harvard. This award is named in honor of Rita's husband, Edward Fireman, a long time physicist at the Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory. Phil is a student of Edo Berger and will be starting a Hubble Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena.
Congratulations to Astronomy graduate student, Xiawei Wang, was selected as one of the eight Harvard Horizons scholars. The symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4:30PM in Sanders theater. Read more
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...