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Rachel Mandelbaum wins 2011 Annie Jump Cannon Prize

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 Astronomical Society (AAS) to a woman resident of North America, who is within five years of receipt of a Ph.D., for distinguished contributions to astronomy or for similar contributions in related sciences which have immediate application to astronomy.

The 2008 and 2009 prizes went to then Princeton postdoctoral fellows Jenny Greene and Alicia Soderberg.