FACULTY AWARD: Ostriker wins Bruce Gold Medal for lifetime achievement

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has awarded Jeremiah Ostriker, professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton, the 2011 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal for lifetime achievement in astronomy. In a news release, ASP said of Ostriker, who was also Princeton's provost from 1995 to 2001, "Dr. Ostriker's career as a theoretical astrophysicist is distinguished by its breadth of subject area, most notably in the area of cosmology where he performed seminal research on dark matter and dark energy." The Bruce Medal, which has been awarded most years since 1898, will be presented to Ostriker at the ASP awards banquet on Aug. 2 in Baltimore, Md.