2017 Doherty Award Winners Announced

May 03, 2017

It is our pleasure to announce the Doherty Award Winners for 2017. The Doherty Award is given in recognition of a graduating senior’s exceptional performance in astronomical research and in the classroom as an Astronomy-Physics Major. The winners Leah Fulmer and Benjamin Hoscheit.

Leah Fulmer is honored for her optical and near-UV imaging studies of massive star formation in the star cluster NGC 602 and the Small Magellanic Cloud, which has already led to a first-author publication in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, and for her outstanding academic performance in the Astronomy-Physics curriculum at UW.

Benjamin Hoscheit is honored for his theoretical study showing that a large local void described by a parameterization of the observed radial mass density profile is compatible with the latest data on supernovae type Ia and the linear kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect, and for his outstanding academic performance in the Astronomy-Physics curriculum at UW.

On behalf of the entire department, congratulations, Leah and Ben!

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