The AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy is giving its 2018 Brouwer Award to James M. Stone (Princeton University) and its 2018 Rubin Prize to Gurtina Besla (University of Arizona).
DDA Tag Definition: Relates to the Division on Dynamical Astronomy, dynamical grants, prizes and awards and their field (celestial mechanics, solar system dynamics, stellar dynamics, the dynamics of the interstellar medium and galactic dynamics).
Ortwin Gerhard (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics) will receive the Dirk Brouwer Award, and Daniel Fabrycky (University of Chicago) will receive the Vera Rubin Early Career Prize.
The AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy announced a new Early Career Prize and voted to name the prize in honor of the late Vera Rubin, a galactic dynamicist and long-time DDA member.
The AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy is bestowing its highest honor on a Johns Hopkins professor who has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the Milky Way's history.
This workshop on Sunday afternoon, 5 January, will cover the proposed redefinition of Universal Time to no longer be tied to the rotation of the Earth, which would have significant implications for astronomy.