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