Dr. Richards Receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

December 1, 2011 —

Dr. Gordon Richards, associate professor, is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Germany-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The honor includes a fellowship that will allow Dr. Richards to pursue sabbatical research at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr. Richards will be working on the development of an algorithm for identifying quasars in the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2014.