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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…

Jamey Szalay Focuses on Zodiacal Dust with Parker Solar Probe
Sept. 18, 2021
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Associate Research Scholar Jamey Szalay has recently reported on results from the NASA Parker Solar Probe’s encounter with a Zodiacal dust cloud in the inner Solar system. Based on data collected by the FIELDS instrument during Parker’s first six orbits, Szalay and his colleagues identified three different populations of dust in the zodiacal…

Peter Melchior is part of HydroGEN team awarded NSF grant for simulating watershed systems
Sept. 18, 2021
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Peter Melchior is co-leading a new Princeton project, HydroGEN, that has received a $5M grant from the National Science Foundation to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop simulated models of the nation’s watershed systems. The goal of the project is to develop advanced hydrological models that allow landscape managers,…

Erin Kado-Fong wins Price Prize
Sept. 6, 2021
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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…

Camille Reeves is 2021 Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellow
Aug. 25, 2021
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Camille Reeves, rising Junior in Astrophysical Sciences, is returning to campus after a summer internship in the office of Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) in Washington, DC.  

Camille was among 45 Schaffer Fellows from five universities who completed public service internships this past summer.  Applicants are  selected based on academic…

Astrophysicist Guðmundur Stefánsson Wins the Robert J. Trumpler Award
Aug. 25, 2021
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Guðmundur Stefánsson, the Henry Russell Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences has been awarded the 2020 Robert J. Trumpler Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) in recognition for his recent thesis judged highly important to astronomy. Dr. Stefánsson graduated in 2019 from Penn State University with a…

Bart Ripperda and Sasha Philippov Publish a Study on Magnetized Black Holes
July 28, 2021
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Princeton Astrophysics researchers Bart Ripperda and Sasha Philippov recently published a study demonstrating that magnetized black holes undergo…

The Princeton Astrophysics community mourns the loss of John Rogerson, Jr.
July 28, 2021
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John (Jack) Rogerson, Jr., Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences passed away on July 8, 2021 at the age of 99.  He first came to Princeton as a student, completing his Ph.D. in Astrophysics in 1954, and he returned to Princeton as a researcher in 1956 at the invitation of…

Astrophysicist David Spergel Begins his Tenure as President of the Simons Foundation
July 7, 2021
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David Spergel, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Emeritus Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy, and past Chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences began his tenure as President of the…

Graduating Senior Alexandros Papamatthaiou Wins Engineering Physics Thesis Award
May 25, 2021
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Alexandros (Alex) Papamatthaiou, a senior in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the Engineering Physics Thesis Award given by Princeton’s…