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ESS Professor honored twice in one week

Posted on May 31, 2012 in News

Professor Dave Jewitt of the Earth & Space Sciences department has been named as the recipient of two prestigious prizes this week.

Along with Jane Luu (MIT), he was awarded the 2012 Shaw Prize in Astronomy, for the discovery and characterization of trans-Neptunian bodies. The Shaw Prize honors individuals, regardless of race, nationality and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic and scientific research or application and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind.

Dave Jewitt was also named a winner of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution and properties of the universe, including the felds of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.