Patzer Prize Award 2018

December 04, 2018

On November 30, 2018, 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 Michael Hanke (ARI/ZAH), Miriam Keppler (MPIA) und Mattia Sormani(ZAH/ITA).

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:

  • Michael Hanke, Astronomisches Recheninstitut (ARI)/Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH), for his publication "ATHOS: On-the-fly stellar parameter determination of FGK stars based on flux ratios from optical spectra", 2018, Astronomy &  Astrophysics, in press
  • Miriam Keppler, Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), for her publication "Discovery of a planetary-mass companion within the gap of  the transition disk around PDS 70", 2018, Astronomy & Astrophysics,  617, A44
  • Mattia Sormani, Institut für theoretische Astrophysik (ITA) of the ZAH, for his publication "A theoretical explanation for the Central Molecular Zone asymmetry", 2018, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  475, 2402
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