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IfA Grads Win Fellowships

Fellowhip winners

Two IfA graduate students have won the prestigious NASA Hubble and Einstein Fellowships this year. Trent Dupuy has been offered a Hubble Fellowship, and Emily Levesque received an Einstein Fellowship offer. In addition, Henry Hsieh, who received a PhD from UH in 2007, has also been offered a Hubble Fellowship. This makes UH one of only two institutions whose graduates received two Hubble Fellowships this year. (The other one is Princeton.)

Graduate student Rita Mann has received a Plaskett Fellowship at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria, British Columbia. The fellowship is awarded to an outstanding, recent doctoral graduate in astrophysics or a closely related discipline.

The Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is related to NASA Cosmic Origins scientific goals. The Einstein Postdoctoral Fellows do research related to the mission of the NASA Physics of the Cosmos program, which seeks to expand the knowledge of physics beyond general relativity and quantum mechanics, and attempts to answer the question, "How does the Universe work?"

Trent Dupuy, Emily Levesque, and Rita Mann. Photos by Karen Teramura.