AAS Division Awards

2022 Division Awards Winners

Adam Kowalski

For his innovative research into stellar flares towards resolving long-standing problems relating to flares on both the Sun and other stars. Learn more

Adam Kowalski

For his innovative research into stellar flares towards resolving long-standing problems relating to flares on both the Sun and other stars. Learn more

SPD Karen Harvey Prize

Ariadna Murguia-Berthier

The HEAD Executive Committee also has chosen three finalists for the 2022 HEAD Dissertation Prize, an award for a recent outstanding PhD research. Ariadna Murguia-Berthier is awarded for her work on binary neutron star mergers, conducted at the University of California, Santa Cruz, under the supervision of Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Scott Noble. Learn more

Ariadna Murguia-Berthier

The HEAD Executive Committee also has chosen three finalists for the 2022 HEAD Dissertation Prize, an award for a recent outstanding PhD research. Ariadna Murguia-Berthier is awarded for her work on binary neutron star mergers, conducted at the University of California, Santa Cruz, under the supervision of Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Scott Noble. Learn more

HEAD Dissertation Prize

Brad Cenko

The 2022 HEAD Mid-Career Prize is awarded to Dr. Brad Cenko "for outstanding leadership, discovery and characterization of high-energy transient phenomena from tidal disruption events, counterparts to gravitational wave mergers, and gamma ray bursts." Learn more

Brad Cenko

The 2022 HEAD Mid-Career Prize is awarded to Dr. Brad Cenko "for outstanding leadership, discovery and characterization of high-energy transient phenomena from tidal disruption events, counterparts to gravitational wave mergers, and gamma ray bursts." Learn more

HEAD Mid-Career Prize

Colin Stuart

SPD has announced the winners of its 2022 Popular Media Awards, which recognize authors of popular articles or new media about the Sun or the effects of the Sun on the Earth's environment. The 2022 awards go to Colin Stuart, for an article published in Sky & Telescope magazine; and Mara Johnson-Groh and Joy Ng, for an article and accompanying video published on nasa.gov and YouTube.

Colin Stuart

SPD has announced the winners of its 2022 Popular Media Awards, which recognize authors of popular articles or new media about the Sun or the effects of the Sun on the Earth's environment. The 2022 awards go to Colin Stuart, for an article published in Sky & Telescope magazine; and Mara Johnson-Groh and Joy Ng, for an article and accompanying video published on nasa.gov and YouTube.

SPD Popular Media Award

Evelyne Roueff

LAD is awarding its 2022 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to Dr. Evelyne Roueff of the Paris Observatory. This prize is given to Dr. Roueff in recognition of an outstanding career devoted to the theoretical investigation of the spectroscopic and collisional properties of molecules in astronomical environments. Learn more

Evelyne Roueff

LAD is awarding its 2022 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to Dr. Evelyne Roueff of the Paris Observatory. This prize is given to Dr. Roueff in recognition of an outstanding career devoted to the theoretical investigation of the spectroscopic and collisional properties of molecules in astronomical environments. Learn more

LAD Laboratory Astrophysics Prize

Harold (Hal) F. Levison

The Division on Dynamical Astronomy is pleased to announce that the 2022 Dirk Brouwer Career Award is given to Dr. Harold (Hal) F. Levison (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO) to recognize and celebrate his outstanding contributions to the field of planetary dynamics.

Harold (Hal) F. Levison

The Division on Dynamical Astronomy is pleased to announce that the 2022 Dirk Brouwer Career Award is given to Dr. Harold (Hal) F. Levison (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO) to recognize and celebrate his outstanding contributions to the field of planetary dynamics.

DDA Dirk Brouwer Career Award

Jakob van den Eijnden

The HEAD Executive Committee also has chosen three finalists for the 2022 HEAD Dissertation Prize, an award for a recent outstanding PhD research. Jakob van den Eijnden is awarded for his work on X-ray and radio studies of accreting neutron stars, conducted at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, under the supervision of Nathalie Degenaar. Learn more

Jakob van den Eijnden

The HEAD Executive Committee also has chosen three finalists for the 2022 HEAD Dissertation Prize, an award for a recent outstanding PhD research. Jakob van den Eijnden is awarded for his work on X-ray and radio studies of accreting neutron stars, conducted at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, under the supervision of Nathalie Degenaar. Learn more

HEAD Dissertation Prize

Kathryn Volk

The Division on Dynamical Astronomy is pleased to announce that the 2022 recipient of the Vera Rubin Early Career Award is Dr. Kathryn Volk of the University of Arizona, for her work on both the dynamics of small bodies beyond Neptune, and the long-term dynamics and stability of tightly packed exoplanetary systems. 

Kathryn Volk

The Division on Dynamical Astronomy is pleased to announce that the 2022 recipient of the Vera Rubin Early Career Award is Dr. Kathryn Volk of the University of Arizona, for her work on both the dynamics of small bodies beyond Neptune, and the long-term dynamics and stability of tightly packed exoplanetary systems. 

DDA Vera Rubin Early Career Award

Keith Arnaud

Dr. Keith Arnaud has been awarded the 2022 HEAD Innovation Prize "for continuous innovation in developing and maintaining XSPEC, the X-ray spectral fitting package, which has become the world standard for analysis of spectra from X-ray and Gamma-ray missions". Learn more

Keith Arnaud

Dr. Keith Arnaud has been awarded the 2022 HEAD Innovation Prize "for continuous innovation in developing and maintaining XSPEC, the X-ray spectral fitting package, which has become the world standard for analysis of spectra from X-ray and Gamma-ray missions". Learn more

HEAD Innovation Prize

Keith Gendreau

Awarded with Zaven Arzoumanian and the NICER team for development of the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) and the revolutionary insights it is providing about the extreme environments of neutron stars and black holes, including the first precise and reliable measurement of a pulsar’s mass and radius from detailed modeling of its pulsed waveform.

Keith Gendreau

Awarded with Zaven Arzoumanian and the NICER team for development of the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) and the revolutionary insights it is providing about the extreme environments of neutron stars and black holes, including the first precise and reliable measurement of a pulsar’s mass and radius from detailed modeling of its pulsed waveform.

Bruno Rossi Prize

Kishalay De

The HEAD Executive Committee also has chosen three finalists for the 2022 HEAD Dissertation Prize, an award for a recent outstanding PhD research. Kishalay De is awarded for his work on cosmic fireworks in the lives of compact binaries, conducted at the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of Mansi Kasliwal. Learn more

Kishalay De

The HEAD Executive Committee also has chosen three finalists for the 2022 HEAD Dissertation Prize, an award for a recent outstanding PhD research. Kishalay De is awarded for his work on cosmic fireworks in the lives of compact binaries, conducted at the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of Mansi Kasliwal. Learn more

HEAD Dissertation Prize

Kyle Crabtree

LAD is presenting its 2022 Early Career Award to Professor Kyle Crabtree of the University of California Davis. The award recognizes his use of high-resolution spectroscopy to study reactive molecules of astrophysical interest. Learn more

Kyle Crabtree

LAD is presenting its 2022 Early Career Award to Professor Kyle Crabtree of the University of California Davis. The award recognizes his use of high-resolution spectroscopy to study reactive molecules of astrophysical interest. Learn more

LAD Early Career Award

Laura Lopez

The 2022 HEAD Early-Career Prize is awarded to Prof. Laura Lopez "for her novel and sustained contributions to our understanding of supernova remnants and compact objects in the local Universe as well as her pioneering considerations of stellar feedback in HII regions." Learn more

Laura Lopez

The 2022 HEAD Early-Career Prize is awarded to Prof. Laura Lopez "for her novel and sustained contributions to our understanding of supernova remnants and compact objects in the local Universe as well as her pioneering considerations of stellar feedback in HII regions." Learn more

HEAD Early Career Prize

Steve Bromley

In recognition of groundbreaking laboratory measurements of the spectra of Au I and Au II, which generated critical data for our understanding of heavy-metal formation in neutron star mergers. Learn more

Steve Bromley

In recognition of groundbreaking laboratory measurements of the spectra of Au I and Au II, which generated critical data for our understanding of heavy-metal formation in neutron star mergers. Learn more

LAD Dissertation Prize

Zaven Arzoumanian

Awarded with Keith Gendreau and the NICER team for development of the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) and the revolutionary insights it is providing about the extreme environments of neutron stars and black holes, including the first precise and reliable measurement of a pulsar’s mass and radius from detailed modeling of its pulsed waveform.

Zaven Arzoumanian

Awarded with Keith Gendreau and the NICER team for development of the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) and the revolutionary insights it is providing about the extreme environments of neutron stars and black holes, including the first precise and reliable measurement of a pulsar’s mass and radius from detailed modeling of its pulsed waveform.

Bruno Rossi Prize