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Princeton PhDs Awarded American Astronomical Society’s Top Honors

The AAS awarded its top prize for a young  observational astronomer to Nadia Zakamska (Pierce) and for  a young theoretical astronomer to Christopher Hirata (Warner). Both Nadia and Chris received their PhDs from Princeton in 2005.  The AAS prize for lifetime achievement, the Russell Lectureship,  went to George Field. George received his PhD from Princeton in 1954 and was a faculty member at Princeton University from 1957-1965.  The Russell Lectureship is named after Henry Norris Russell (‘1897, *1899). Russell was  a faculty member from 1908 - 1947 and was also chair from 1912 to 1947.  Over 100 years of excellence for our graduate school!

Photos of Christoper Hirata & Nadia Zakamska.

Weekly Talks & Events:

(Please note that we temporarily moved to Green Hall)


10 AM-11:30 AM:  Coffee. Lounge/Kitchenette 2C18


3:30 PM-4 PM:    Graduate Tea Time. Lounge/Kitchenette 2C18



10 AM: LSST Softward Group. Conference Room 1N5


11 AM: Galread. Lounge/Kitchenette 2C18


12 PM: Extrasolar planet discussion. Conference Room 1N5


12:30 PM: Cosmology discussion. Meeting Room 2N10



10:45 AM: IAS/Princeton joint colloquium at IAS


12:10 PM: Bahcall Lunch (IAS)



12:30 PM: Wunch; colloquium speaker meets with graduate students.  Meeting Room 2N10


1:40 PM: Star formation seminar. Conference Room 1N5



9 AM: HSC group discussion. Conference Room 1N5


11 AM: Informal IAS seminar.


12:25 PM: Prison Program Meeting. Conference Room 1N5


12:30 PM: Thunch.  Meeting Room 2N10


4:30 PM: Physics Department Colloquium (Jadwin A10)



11 AM: Supernova group discussion. Conference Room 1N5


12 PM: Physics gravity group seminar (PCTS, Jadwin Hall)


12:30 PM: Astroplasmas Seminar. Conference Room 1N5


2 PM: HAT Meeting. Seminar Room 0N7


4 PM: Graduate Seminars. Lounge/Kitchenette 2C18


5 PM: Sherry!  Lounge/Kitchenette 2C18


Astrophysics Seminars in the Princeton Area:

Monthly Observing Open House

Upcoming conferences and meetings of interest