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STUDENT AWARD: Flowers receives inaugural Best of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion (BADI) Pinnacle Award from The Graduate School of Princeton University
June 13, 2022

Erin Flowers, a 5th year graduate student in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences was recognized for her dedication to inclusion and social justice in the Princeton University community with the Pinnacle Award.   “The Pinnacle Award recognizes a graduate student who embodies excellence, indelible character, and a steadfast commitment…

FACULTY AND STUDENT AWARD: Greene and Dalal receive inaugural Best of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion (BADI) Awards from The Graduate School of Princeton University
May 4, 2022

Jenny Greene, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences will receive the BADI Faculty Champion Award which recognizes a faculty leader who has been a dedicated supporter of graduate student, community, organizational, and/or systemic needs related to diversity, access, inclusion, and/or social justice issues at Princeton and beyond.  Greene…

FACULTY HONOR: Ostriker, Stone, Binney elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 3, 2022

Eve Ostriker, Associate Chair, Department of Astrophysical Sciences; Lyman Spitzer, Jr., Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and James Stone, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Emeritus Lyman Spitzer, Jr., Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, have been elected members of the National Academy…

ALUM AWARD: Hadzhiyska ’17 receives the 2022 Eric R. Keto Prize
April 22, 2022

Boryana Tsvetanova Hadzhiyska ’17 recently won the 2022 Eric R. Keto Prize for Graduate Students in Theoretical Astrophysics, from Harvard University for her thesis “Forward modeling in the era of cosmological surveys.” The Eric R. Keto Prize for Graduate Students in Theoretical Astrophysics, is awarded each year for the best thesis in…

FACULTY AWARD: McComas received Scientific Committee of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award
April 6, 2022

David J. McComas, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, and Vice President for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, is the recipient of the Scientific Committee of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award, which recognizes an outstanding contribution of a scientist to solar-terrestrial…

FACULTY AWARD: Spergel receives NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal
March 7, 2022

David Spergel, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, has received NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal for “outstanding leadership of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope’s teams during its initial mission concept and formulation program.”  NASA’s recognition statement notes that Spergel “led the…

NASA Hubble Fellow and Carnegie-Princeton Fellow, Shany Danieli, and collaborators, make a surprising discovery
Feb. 15, 2022

Shany Danieli’s work is featured in a recent article on Princeton University’s news page.  The article highlights her work on galaxies that lack most of their dark matter, observationally, and now also using new computer simulations.

Danieli, who first discovered the two galaxies in 2018, has been…

Inaugural Equity Prizes Awarded
Jan. 31, 2022

On Friday, January 28, the Department of Astrophysical Sciences’ Climate Committee awarded the inaugural set of Equity Prizes!  These prizes represent the countless hours of effort the recipients have dedicated to making the Department a home for all.  The first set of awardees are Goni Halevi and

Jenny Greene receives Community Engagement Award from the Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Nov. 24, 2021
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Faculty member Prof. Jenny Greene is the new recipient of the Community Engagement Award from the Pace Center Program at Princeton University.  This award recognizes the contributions of faculty and staff at Princeton whose extraordinary commitment to service and social justice transcends the classroom.

Jenny was honored for her guidance…

Dave McComas wins Hannes Alfvén Medal
Nov. 5, 2021
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David McComas, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton’s Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, has been honored by the  European Geosciences Union (EGU) by being named a recipient of the 2022 Hannes Alfvén Medal.  This honor is in recognition of McComas’s outstanding scientific contribution in research on plasma…