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Young Astronomers Awarded Hubble Fellowships and Opportunity to Study HST Discoveries
Release date: Mar 29, 1993 12:00 AM (EST)

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has selected 15 new scientists for the Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The awardees were selected from a pool of 134 applications from highly-qualified candidates worldwide.

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Release date: Mar 29, 1993
Young Astronomers Awarded Hubble Fellowships and Opportunity to Study HST Discoveries

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has selected 15 new scientists for the Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The awardees were selected from a pool of 134 applications from highly-qualified candidates worldwide.

Inaugurated in 1990, the Hubble Fellowship Program funds research opportunities for a significant fraction of the approximately two hundred Ph.D. astronomers who graduate annually. The program is a joint venture between NASA and STScI in cooperation with astronomical institutions through the United States.

The scientists selected for this program will have an opportunity to conduct HST-related research of their choice at participating astronomical institutions throughout the U.S. In order to avoid an excessive concentration of talent at any one astronomy institution, no more than one Fellow per year is approved for any one place. New Hubble Fellows are added each year, for three-year terms. Eventually, the program will support a pool of several dozen astronomers annually.

Candidates are selected each year through a reveiw by a nine-member review panel composed of eminent scientists from U.S. institutions, which ranks them on the basis of merit (research proposal, publications, academic achievements), after which the STScI Director or his designate makes final selection. On completion of the Fellowship Program, these young astronomers are expected to go on to professorships at major institutions. The Hubble Fellowship Program is expected to play an important role in expanding and strengthening the astronomical community.

The 1993 Hubble Fellowship recipients are: J. Christopher Clemens, Iowa State University; Constantine Deliyannis, Yale University; Henry Ferguson, Space Telescope Science Institute; Thomas Herbig, Princeton University; Buell Jannuzi, Institute for Advanced Study/Princeton University, Jeremy King, University of Texas at Austin; and Elizabeth Lada, University of Maryland.

Other recipients are: James Lowenthal, University of California at Santa Cruz/Lick Observatory; Margaret Meixner, Lawrence Livermore National Lab/lGPP/LEA; Dimitar Sasselov, Center for Astrophysics/Harvard-Smithsonian Center; Didier Saumon, The Lunar and Planetary Lab/University of Arizona; Joseph Shields, Steward Observatory/University of Arizona; Marten van Kerwijk, California Institute for Technology; Mark G. Voit, The Johns Hopkins University; and Stephen Zepf, University of California at Berkeley.