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Archive – January 2011

Rachel Mandelbaum, a member of our research staff (and a Princeton undergrad and grad alumna), has been awarded the 2011 Annie Jump Cannon prize for her work on gravitational lensing.  Mandelbaum has been one of the leaders in the analysis and interpretation of weak lensing data.  She played a key role in a number of important analyses of SDSS data and is an important member of our new SUMIRE collaboration. The Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy is awarded annually by the American
Bruce Draine has just completed a new textbook on the astrophysics of the gas, dust, cosmic rays, and magnetic fields that fills the space between the stars. This book builds on his graduate courses at Princeton and covers topics including radiative processes, fluid dynamics, cosmic rays, astrochemistry, interstellar dust, and emission and absorption line diagnostics. Alex Dalgrarno (Harvard) notes that "It is likely to become the bible on the subject". Ewine van Dishoeck (Leiden) w