Congratulations Sebastian Heinz, Winner of the 2016 HEAD Mid-Career Prize

Jan 15, 2016

Professor Sebastian Heinz is the winner of the 2016 Mid-Career Prize awarded by the High Energy Astrophysics Divison of the American Astronomical Society for a significant advance or accomplishment in high-energy astrophysics by an astronomer within 15 years of receiving his or her doctorate.

Professor Heinz received the award for unveiling the nature of the X-ray binary system Circinus X-1, which showed that the birth fields of neutron stars span a much larger range than previously thought, and for establishing the use of X-ray light echoes to make accurate measurements of Galactic distance. Read more in this University of Wisconsin press release.

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