Patzer Prize Award 2017

December 13, 2017

Last Friday, on December 08, 2017, the solemn ceremony of the Ernst-Patzer Prize for the promotion of young scientists was held in the auditorium of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA). This year, the awards were given to Anna-Christina Eilers (MPIA), Daniel Rahner (ZAH/ITA) and Marta Reina-Campos (ZAH/ARI).

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 honouring 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:

  • Anna-Christina Eilers (MPIA) for her publication “Implications of z~6 Quasar Proximity Zones for the Epoch of Reionization and Quasar Lifetimes" (2017, Astrophysical Journal, 820, 24)
  • Daniel Rahner (ZAH/ITA): for his publication “Winds and radiation in unison: a new semi-analytic feedback model for cloud dissolution” (2017, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470, 4453)
  • Marta Reina-Campos (ZAH/ARI): for her publication “A unified model for the maximum mass scales of molecular clouds, stellar clusters and high-redshift clumps” (2017, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 469, 1282)
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