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Bond awarded Dannie Heineman Prize
Astrophysicist recognized for pioneer work on cosmic microwave background and universe's evolution

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.

In 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.”

Established 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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