[ASA] ASA Prizes announcement

Stuart Wyithe swyithe at unimelb.edu.au
Tue May 14 17:05:26 AEST 2019

Dear ASA members,

The ASA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 ASA Awards. The prize winners will be presenting their research at the ASA Scientific Meeting, 7-12 July hosted by the University of Queensland https://research.smp.uq.edu.au/asa2019/asa2019/<https://research.smp.uq.edu.au/asa2019/asa2019/>

Bok Prize for outstanding research in astronomy by an Honours or eligible Masters student
Awarded to Sam Cree for his thesis "Can the fluctuations of the Quantum Vacuum Solve the Cosmological Constant Problem?". Sam completed his honours research at the University of Queensland, supervised by Tamara Davis and Timothy Ralph.

Charlene Heisler Prize for the most outstanding PhD thesis in astronomy
Awarded to Adam Thomas: for his thesis "The ionising radiation and gas-phase metallicity in the narrow-line regions of Seyfert galaxies" completed at the Australian National University and supervised by Lisa Kewley.

Louise Webster Prize for outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career
Awarded to Shivani Bhandari from Swinburne University for the paper "The Survey for Pulsars and Extragalactic Radio Bursts - II. New FRB discoveries and their follow-up" (2018, MNRAS, 475. 1427).

Anne Green Prize for a significant advance or accomplishment by a mid-career scientist
Awarded to Mark Krumholz from the ANU for contributions to our understanding of the origin of turbulence in the interstellar medium of galaxies, and its relationship to star formation and mass transport.

In addition to the above prizes to be awarded during the 2019 ASM, The Peter McGregor Prize in recognition of exceptional achievement or innovation in astronomical instrumentation will also be announced during the upcoming ASA conference dinner.

Congratulations to all our prize winners and nominees!

The entries received for the prizes continue to be of a very high standard and a credit to their institutions. Many thanks to all our judges for devoting a considerable amount of their time to reading all of the entries.

Best regards,


(ASA president)

Stuart Wyithe | Head, School of Physics
School of Physics | Faculty of Science
Room 104, David Caro Building 192
The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
T: +61 3 8344 5420 and +61 3 8344 5083
E: swyithe at unimelb.edu.au<mailto:swyithe at unimelb.edu.au>

Shirley Els | Executive Assistant - Head, School of Physics
T: +61 3 8344 5453   E: shirley.els at unimelb.edu.au<mailto:shirley.els at unimelb.edu.au>

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