Charbonneau & Seager Awarded Sackler Prize
From the July-August issue of the American Astronomical Society Newsletter (AAS):
The 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize is being awarded to
David Charbonneau and Sara Seager for observational or theoretical achievements
in the study of extrasolar planets.
The Sackler Prize of Tel Aviv University is awarded in alternate years in the fields of physics and chemistry, and is designed to encourage and reward the dedicated pursuit of scientific originality and excellence by outstanding young scientists.
Sara Seager (Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Science and Physics, Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, MA) “For her brilliant theoretical studies, including analysis of the atmospheres and internal compositions of extra-solar planets.”
David Charbonneau (Department of Astronomy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) “For his breakthrough discoveries, including the first detections of transiting extra-solar planets and spectroscopic observations of their atmospheres.”
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