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.
- 2019 – Kent Yagi, University of Virginia
- 2018 – Samuel E. Gralla, University of Arizona
For his exceptional and broadly varied contributions to general relativity and relativistic astrophysics.
- 2017 – Aron Wall, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
For his fundamental contributions to our understanding of gravitational entropy and the generalized second law of thermodynamics.
- 2016 – Ivan Agullo, Louisiana State University
For his outstanding contributions to the physics of the early universe and possible observational consequences of quantum gravity.
- 2015 – Nicolas Yunes, Montana 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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