The Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (CCAPP) at Ohio State University has announced that this year’s Price Prize has been awarded to Erin Kado-Fong. Erin, fifth-year graduate student in Astrophysical Sciences, was awarded the prize on the basis of her outstanding Ph.D. research. Her focus in on using wide-field surveys of dwarf galaxies with the Hyper Suprime Camera on the Subaru Telescope to better understand the processes that govern the evolution of these low mass systems, in terms of star formation, feedback, and mergers.
Erin, whose Ph.D. thesis is advised by Prof. Jenny Greene, was also recently awarded the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s most prestigious honorific fellowship conferred to graduate students.
The Dr. Pliny A. and Margaret H. Price Prize recognizes research excellence and exceptional promise in areas related to CCAPP initiatives. Two recipients are selected annually by the CCAPP Science Board based on a review of their research in the areas of cosmology and astroparticle physics. The full citation is available here [https://ccapp.osu.edu/news/2021-price-prize-winners-announced]