Patzer Prize Award 2020

December 01, 2020

On November 27, 2020, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) again awarded the Ernst Patzer Prizes for the promotion of young scientists. This year's winners are Neige Frankel (MPIA), Nico Krieger (MPIA) and Alessandro Savino (ZAH/ARI).

Due to the Corona pandemic, this year's award ceremony and the associated lectures were largely video-based and without an audience. Neige Franke (center) and Nico Krieger (right) were able to receive the award at MPIA, Alessandro Savino (left) was connected via video.

The Ernst Patzer Prize was donated by the art-lover and philosopher Ernst Patzer and established by his widow. The foundation awards its prizes every year to young researchers at MPIA and other institutes in Heidelberg and wishes to support research particularly in the field of Astronomy. The prizes are honoring the best publications produced in the course of doctoral studies or in the following first postdoc phase. The publications must have been published in a renowned refereed journal.

The selection committee consists of two scientists from MPIA and one additional external scientist from Heidelberg.

This years Patzer prize winners are:

  • Neige Frankel from the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy for her publication "Keeping It Cool: Much Orbit Migration, yet Little Heating, in the Galactic Disk ", 2020, Astrophysical Journal, 896, 15
  • Nico Krieger from the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) for his publication "The Turbulent Gas Structure in the Centers of NGC253 and the Milky Way ", 2020, Astrophysical Journal, 899, 158
  • Alessandro Savino from the Astronomisches Recheninstitut (ARI) of the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH) for his publication "The age of the Milky Way inner stellar spheroid from RR Lyrae population synthesis”, 2020, Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press.

KJ

 

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