End-of-year prizes

Kat Deck was one of two recipients of the 2014 Eric Keto prize for the best thesis in theoretical astrophysics by a student working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  Her thesis was entitled "The orbital dynamics and long-term stability of planetary systems” and includes the discovery of a two-planet system in which the planetary orbits are likely to be misaligned by ≈20°.

Ashley Villar won the MIT Physics Department’s Orloff award for service, in recognition of her leadership of the Undergraduate Women in Physics, and her participation in the Educational Studies Program, PhysEx, MITx, and other outreach programs.

Congratulations, Kat and Ashley!

© Joshua Winn 2013