Joshua Winn, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, has been awarded a three-year research grant for $380K from the Heising-Simons Foundation for his project titled, “Finding the Shortest Period Planets with TESS”.
A long-standing research collaboration between the Department of Astrophysical Sciences and astronomers in Japan has recently been highlighted in an article written by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. The full article is available here
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences has awarded the International Dennis Gabor Award http://www.gabordenes.hu/gabor-denes-dij-2017/ to Gaspar Bakos, Associate Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University.
Recent work by Associate Research Scholar Chuanfei Dong raises doubts about the habitability of many recently discovered exoplanets.
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Ed Belbruno, a Visiting Research Associate in the Astrophysics Department, has won the Humboldt Research Award in recognition for his “Accomplishments in Research and Teaching in Mathematics as Applied to Celestial Mechanics, Astrodynamics and AstroPhysics”.
Professor Jo Dunkley, a new faculty member in the departments of Astrophysics and Physics at Princeton, was recently interviewed and featured in a story than can be read here: