Bond awarded Dannie Heineman Prize
recognized for pioneer work on cosmic microwave background and universe's
Jan. 28, 2002
University Professor Richard Bond of astrophysics has been named
2002 recipient of the prestigious Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics
in recognition of his pioneering work on the cosmic microwave background
and the evolution of the universe.
winning the award Bond, director of the Canadian Institute of Theoretical
Astrophysics, joins a highly select group of internationally recognized
astrophysicists and astronomers. Former University Professor Scott
Tremaine, one of the world’s leading theoretical astrophysicists,
now at Stanford University, won the prize in 1997. “The thing that’s
really great about this is the people that I’m joining,” Bond said.
“The list is really quite exceptional so to be numbered in that
crew is a very positive thing. And it’s not just theorists, it’s
observers as well, so it’s a nice stamp of approval from the community.”
in 1979 by the Heineman Foundation, the prize recognizes outstanding
work in the discipline and is administered jointly by the American
Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society.
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