Graduate student Sarah Pearson wins Women in Physics honorary award

November 27, 2017 by Kathryn Johnston

KiF prize ceremony at the Royal Academy of Science, Copenhagen. Prof. Kristine Niss and Sarah Pearson.

Columbia graduate student Sarah Pearson has received this year's Women in Physics Honorary Award from the Danish Network for Women in Physics. The award is granted each year to a woman in physics who has made remarkable contributions within physics research. The committee emphasized that Sarah has received this year's award for her contributions to our understanding of the Milky Way galaxy at an early stage of her career. They also emphasized that she had come up with her own original research ideas and had shown great promise as a scientist.

Sarah received the award at the annual Women in Physics conference in Copenhagen November 22nd, 2017 and gave a 45 minute lecture on her recent Nature Astronomy paper.

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