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IFA alumnus Brendan Bowler wins Trumpler Award

Brendan BowlerBrendan Bowler, who completed his dissertation last year at the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology, Joint Center for Planetary Astronomy has received the Robert J. Trumpler Award given by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for a recent Ph.D. thesis considered unusually important to astronomy.

According to the Astronomical Society of the Pacific press release:

With his Ph.D. thesis project, titled “Direct Imaging Search for Planets Around Low-Mass Stars and Spectroscopic Observations of Young Exoplanets,” Bowler has produced six first-author papers in the Astrophysical Journal, rounding out a very prolific graduate student period with 9 first-author refereed papers and 20 more refereed papers as a co-author…Perhaps the most important results of his thesis work are the robust statistical constraints on the frequency of gas-giant planets as a function of mass and orbital separation around low-mass stars, advancing the field of exoplanets research considerably.