Monday, August 28, 2017

Einstein Medal for LIGO and Virgo Collaborations






On June 7, 2017, The Einstein Society awarded the Einstein medal for the first time to Collaborations, recognizing the LIGO and Virgo Collaborations for the team spirit that produced the first detection of gravitational waves of coalescing black holes.  Read more here.

Dennis Coyne, Peter Fritschel, and David Shoemaker Awarded 2018 Berkeley Prize

2018 AAS Berkeley Prize Winners


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Gabriela Gonzalez and Nergis Mavalvala Elected to NAS

On May 2, 2017, Prof. Gabriela Gonzalez and Prof. Nergis Mavalvala, both of the LSC, were elected to the National Academy of Sciences.  Learn more here.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Gabriela Gonzalez, David Reitze, and Peter Saulson win NAS Award for Scientific Discovery

For their work on the detection of gravitational waves with LIGO, Gabriela Gonzalez, David Reitze, and Peter Sauson were awarded the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery.  Learn more here.



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Prof. Alicia M Sintes receives the the Ramon Llull 2017 award

In February 2017, Prof. Alicia M Sintes from the Balearic Islands University was awarded the Ramon Llull Prize 2017 by the Govern de les Illes Balears for her research work on gravitational waves and career in academia.  Find out more here.





Monday, February 27, 2017

Letter from the Governor of Montana

On March 18, 2016, Neil Cornish and his team at Montana State University received a letter of congratulations from the Governor of Montana.
  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Holly Gummelt Awarded University of Washington Bothell Founders' Fellowship

For her work on LIGO data analysis, Holly Gummelt of University of Washington Bothell was awarded the UWB Founders' Fellowship, which recognizes and supports undergraduates involved in research.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Prof. Susan Scott Elected Fellow of Australian Academy of Science

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Prof. Sheila Rowan awarded Hoyle Medal and Prize

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Hafizah Noor "Youth Icon" of Malaysia

Hafizah Noor was made the 2016 Malaysian Youth Icon for her work on LIGO.  See more here.

Prof. Nergis Mavalvala and Prof. Norna Robertson elected as Fellows of ISGRG

Prof. Nergis Mavalvala and Prof. Norna Robertson were elected as Fellows of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.  Learn more here

Prof. Marty Fejer Elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Lynn Cominsky Receives Wang Family Excellence Award

"Lynn Cominsky received the Wang Family Excellence Award for her extraordinary commitment to student achievement and exemplary contributions in her fields. She also received the American Astronomical Society’s Education Prize and the American Astronautical Society’s Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award for her work in bringing STEM education to K-12 and college classrooms." -- From LIGO Magazine Issue 9

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Prof. Harald Pfeiffer awarded Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

On March 14, 2016, Prof. Harald Pfeiffer was awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.  This award will enable him to pursue further work at Albert Einstein Institute.  Learn more here

Prof. Alessandra Buonanno, Prof. Bruce Allen and Prof. Karsten Danzmann win Lower Saxony State Award

On August 21, 2016, Prof. Alessandra Buonanno, Prof. Bruce Allen and Prof. Karsten Danzmann were awarded the Lower Saxony State Prize for their contributions to the detection of gravitational waves with LIGO. Find out more here.

Prof. Karsten Danzmann of AEI wins Lower Saxony Science Award

'Together with 13 other researchers, Prof. Karsten Danzmann, Director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics at Leibniz Universit├Ąt Hannover and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI), was honoured as an “outstanding scientist at a university in Lower Saxony” with the 2016 Lower Saxony Science Award.' -- link here

Karsten Danzmann Receives Fritz Behrens Foundation Science Prize

"On November 29, 2016, Prof. Karsten Danzmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and Director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics of the Leibniz Universit├Ąt Hannover received one of the two Science Prizes of the Fritz Behrens Foundation for his life’s work and especially for his contributions to the first direct detection of gravitational waves and to gravitational wave astronomy. Each prize is endowed with 30,000 euros in research funds; the Foundation has awarded them to outstanding researchers every two years since 2010." -- link here

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Prof. Alicia M Sintes wins multiple awards for contributions to LIGO and gravitational waves

Prof. Alicia M Sintes, member of the University of Balearic Islands Relativity and Gravitation Group, has received the "Onda Cero Menorca 2016" award for Science and Research, the "Menorca por la igualdad 2016" award by the PSOE party, and the "Protagonista de la Vida Menorquina' 2016 award in Social Activities by the 'Diari de Menorca' for her teaching, outreach and research activities associated to the first detection of gravitational waves!

University of the Balearic Islands Wins Receives Awards for LIGO Detection

In February of 2016, the Relativity and Gravitation group at the University of the Balearic Islands was awarded the Onda Cero Mallorca 2016 their contribution to the detection of gravitational waves. Then in September, 2016, the group was then awarded the Premi Jaume II To learn more, click here.






Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sarah Gossan Chosen as Caltech Garmire Scholar

Sarah Gossan of the LSC was awarded the Caltech Garmire Scholar by Francis Cordova, the director of the NSF.  More details here.  

Gabriela Gonzalez of LSC Featured in Nature's 10

Professor Gabriela Gonzalez was recently featured in Nature's 10, a list of "ten people who mattered this year".  The feature can be found here.




LIGO Engineering Team Wins 2016 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

On September 7th, 2016, the LIGO Engineering Team was awarded The Optical Society's 2016 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award for the detection of gravitational waves.  A full list of the LIGO Engineering Team winners can be found here

Fred Raab Elected to OSA Fellow

Professor Fred Raab has been elected as a 2017 Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA).  Click here for more details.

Gabriela Gonzalez and LSC Awarded 2017 Bruno Rossi Prize

2017's Bruno Rossi Prize has been awarded to Professor Gabriela Gonzalez and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for the detection of gravitational waves!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Karan Jani Recognized in Forbes' 30 Under 30

PhD Candidate and LIGO member Karan Jani was featured in the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Karan Jani

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