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Prize Winners 2020

The 2020 MERAC Prizes for the Best PhD Thesis are awarded in

Theoretical Astrophysics
to Dr Aris Tritsis (Australian National University, Australia) for fundamental contributions to the physics of the interstellar medium and the process of star formation.

Observational Astrophysics
to Dr Jorryt Matthee (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) for spectacular results that have transformed the way we see and understand distant galaxies across time.

New Technologies (Instrumental)
to Dr Concepción Cárdenas Vázquez (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Germany) for her leadership and creative work in instrumentation, from the conceptual design and the feasibility study to the final integration and verification, both in the laboratory and at the telescope, related to the instrument PANIC.

Dr Aris Tritsis

Dr Aris Tritsis

The 2020 MERAC Prizes for the Best PhD Thesis are awarded in Theoretical Astrophysics to Dr Aris Tritsis (Australian National University, Australia) for fundamental contributions to the physics of the interstellar medium and the process of star formation.

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Dr Jorryt Matthee

Dr Jorryt Matthee

The 2020 MERAC Prizes for the Best PhD Thesis are awarded in Observational Astrophysics to Dr Jorryt Matthee (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) for spectacular results that have transformed the way we see and understand distant galaxies across time.

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Dr Concepción Cárdenas Vázquez

Dr Concepción Cárdenas Vázquez

The 2020 MERAC Prizes for the Best PhD Thesis are awarded in New Technologies (Instrumental) to Dr Concepción Cárdenas Vázquez (Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Germany) for her leadership and creative work in instrumentation, from the conceptual design and the feasibility study to the final integration and verification, both in the laboratory and at the telescope, related to the instrument PANIC.

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