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Prize Winners 2019

The 2019 MERAC Prizes for the Best Early Career Researcher are awarded in

Theoretical Astrophysics
to Dr Nikku Madhusudhan (University of Cambridge, UK) for pioneering contributions to exoplanetary science, particularly in advancing the frontiers of atmospheric characterisation of exoplanets.

Observational Astrophysics
to Dr Evan Keane (SKA Organisation, UK) for investigations of the Transient Radio Sky and the discovery of the second Lorimer burst, now known as Fast Radio Bursts.

New Technologies (Multi-Messenger)
to Prof. Irene Tamborra (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) for pioneering contributions to understanding the role of neutrinos in astronomy and astrophysics.

Dr Nikku Madhusudhan

Dr Nikku Madhusudhan

The 2019 MERAC Prize for the Best Early Career Researcher in Theoretical Astrophysics is awarded to Dr Nikku Madhusudhan (University of Cambridge, UK) for pioneering contributions to exoplanetary science, particularly in advancing the frontiers of atmospheric characterisation of exoplanets.

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Dr Evan Keane

Dr Evan Keane

The 2019 MERAC Prize for the Best Early Career Researcher in Observational Astrophysics is awarded to Dr Evan Keane (SKA Organisation, UK) for investigations of the Transient Radio Sky and the discovery of the second Lorimer burst, now known as Fast Radio Bursts.

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Prof. Irene Tamborra

Prof. Irene Tamborra

The 2019 MERAC Prize for the Best Early Career Researcher in New Technologies (Multi-Messenger) is awarded to Prof. Irene Tamborra (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) for pioneering contributions to understanding the role of neutrinos in astronomy and astrophysics.

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