A Rising Star in the Field of Astrophyics Honored With the Pierce Prize

zakamskaNadia L. Zakamska, an assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has been awarded the 2014 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize from the American Astronomical Society. The Pierce Prize is awarded for excellence in observational astronomical research based on measurements of radiation from an astronomical object. Recipients must be younger than 36 years old.

Dr. Zakamska joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2011. Previously, she conducted research at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University. Her current research focuses on the effect black holes have on their host galaxies.

Dr. Zakamska holds a master’s degree in theoretical physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. She earned a Ph.D. in astrophysics at Princeton University.

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