The Annie Jump Cannon Award is for outstanding research and promise for future research by a postdoctoral woman researcher. It is given to a North American female astronomer within five years of receiving her PhD in the year designated for the award. For example, the recipient of a PhD in 2014 would be eligible for the 2019 award (which must be applied for in calendar year 2018), but not for the 2020 award (which would be applied for in calendar year 2019). Note, however, that suspensions of career progress due to documented family or medical leave may be allowed as a factor in considering a person's eligibility. The Cannon Award includes an honorarium of $1,500 and an invitation to give an invited talk at a meeting of the AAS, for which travel expenses will be paid.
Self nominations are allowed, and all award requirements must be met at the time of nomination. Prize nominations are due by 30 June each year.
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For her groundbreaking work on planet formation and protoplanetary disks. She has established herself as an expert in astrochemical signatures in circumstellar disks.
For her work modeling the dynamical interactions of exoplanets in multiplanet systems. Her studies help explain exoplanets’ mutual orbital inclinations and eccentricities as well as their migration toward and away from each other and their host star.
For her contributions to understanding the birth-to-death cycle of stars in our galaxy. Lopez’s work on supernova remnants, young massive stars, and the interstellar medium spans radio through X-ray wavelengths and bridges the gap between theory and observation.
For her pathbreaking contributions in cosmology and planetary dynamics.
For her innovative work using gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) to explore fundamental questions of stellar astrophysics and cosmology.
|Awarded by the AAS|
|2013||Sarah Dodson-Robinson||For her outstanding contributions to the study of the formation of planetary systems.|
|2012||Heather Knutson||For her pioneering work on the characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres.|
|2011||Rachel Mandelbaum||For her ground-breaking contributions to the field of weak gravitational lensing of galaxies.|
|2010||Anna Frebel||For her pioneering work in advancing our understanding of the earliest epochs of the Milky Way Galaxy through the study of its oldest stars.|
|2009||Alicia M. Soderberg||For her exploration of the physics of gamma ray bursts and supernovae and the connections between these two phenomena.|
|2008||Jenny E. Greene||For her studies of massive black holes and their relation to galaxy formation.|
|2007||Ann Hornschemeier||For her X-ray investigations of distant galaxies.|
|2006||Lisa J. Kewley||For her powerful work on theoretical modeling and analysis of galaxy spectra.|
|Awarded by the AAUW with advice from the AAS|
|2001||Amy J. Barger|
|2000||Alycia J. Weinberger|
|1998||Victoria M. Kaspi|
|1994||Andrea Mia Ghez|
|1990||C. Megan Urry|
|1989||Jacqueline N. Hewitt|
|1988||Karen J. Meech|
|1986||Rosemary F. Wyse|
|1984||Harriet L. Dinerstein|
|1982||Judith S. Young|
|1980||Lee Anne M. Willson|
|1976||Catharine D. Garmany|
|1974||Beatrice M. Tinsley|
|Awarded by the AAS|
|1968||Henrietta H. Swope|
|1958||Margaret W. Mayall|
|1955||Helen Dodson Prince|
|1949||Helen S. Hogg|
|1946||Emma W. Vyssotsky|
|1943||Antonia C. Maury|
|1940||Julie M. Vinter-Hansen|
|1937||Charlotte M. Sitterly|