Physics Students win Chambliss Astronomy Award

June 1, 2011 — Two of our students, Sajjan Mehta, physics major, and Alfred Whitehead, DC candidate, received the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award at the 218th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The Astronomy Achievement Student Awards recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students who present at one of the poster sessions at the meetings of the AAS. Awardees are honored with a Chambliss medal and a certificate.

Sajjan Mehta presented "Optical+Near-IR Bayesian Classification of Quasars." Co-authors include his research advisor Prof. Gordon Richards.

Alf Whitehead presented "The Effect on Cluster Evolution of Stellar Evolution Model Choice Using AMUSE." Co-authors include his Ph.D. thesis advisor Prof. Steve McMillan and Research Professor Enrico Vesperini.