Ed Belbruno, Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, received the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in June 2018 in a ceremony that took place in Berlin, Germany. Subsequent to this occasion, Dr. Belbruno began his year of research abroad at the University of Augsburg. He is primarily studying the special dynamics in celestial mechanics using tools in dynamical systems and symplectic geometry.
Pictured in the photo from left to right: Hans-Christian Pape, president of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; Edward Belbruno; and Michael Meister, German Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research. Earlier that day, Dr. Belbruno was invited to a celebratory lunch with the President of Germany, Frank Walter Steinmeier and his wife at Bellevue Palace. Current and past award recipients can be found here.