AC2: Awards

AC2: Awards

IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in General Relativity and Gravitation

AC2 is pleased to announce the award of IUPAP Young Scientist Prizes in General Relativity and Gravitation to the below recipients in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the areas of physics within the remit of the Affiliated Commission.

  • 2016 – Ivan AgulloLouisiana State University
    For his outstanding contributions to the physics of the early universe and possible observational consequences of quantum gravity.
  • 2015 – Nicolas YunesMontana State University
    For his wide-ranging and important contributions to the field of gravitational wave astrophysics.
  • 2014 – Jorge E. Santos, Stanford University and Cambridge University
    For finding the first example of a classical gravitational instability of an asymptotically flat vacuum higher-dimensional black hole solution; for using numerical methods to construct novel anti-de Sitter black hole solutions and using these to explore the connections between gravitational systems and inhomogeneous strongly coupled condensed matter systems.
  • 2013 – Lisa Barsotti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    For her numerous contributions to the development of gravitational wave detectors, especially for leading the demonstration of the utility of  squeezed light in improving gravitational wave detector performance.

 

 

 

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