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1996 Hubble Fellows to Study HST Discoveries

Release date: Apr 17, 1996 12:00 AM (EDT)

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has selected nine young scientists for the 1996 Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The awardees were selected from a pool of applications received from highly qualified candidates worldwide.

Inaugurated in 1990, the Hubble Fellowship Program funds research opportunities for outstanding applicants selected from among the approximately 200 Ph.D. astronomers and astrophysicists who graduate annually. The program is a joint venture between NASA and STScI, in cooperation with astronomical institutions across the United States.

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Release date: Apr 17, 1996
1996 Hubble Fellows to Study HST Discoveries

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has selected nine young scientists for the 1996 Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The awardees were selected from a pool of applications received from highly qualified candidates worldwide.

Inaugurated in 1990, the Hubble Fellowship Program funds research opportunities for outstanding applicants selected from among the approximately 200 Ph.D. astronomers and astrophysicists who graduate annually. The program is a joint venture between NASA and STScI, in cooperation with astronomical institutions across the United States.

The scientists selected for this program will have an opportunity to conduct Hubble Space Telescope (HST)-related research of their choice at participating astronomical institutions throughout the United States. Hubble Fellows are appointed for three-year terms. The program currently supports a pool of several dozen astronomers. Candidates are selected each year by a national review panel, after which the STScI director makes the final selection.

"The Hubble Fellowships represent the best and most creative of the recent Ph.D.s in astronomy," says STScI Director, Robert Williams. "The Fellowships enable these scientists to focus their energies on research early in their careers, so that they can concentrate on the important problems that reveal the Universe, and our role in it. The Hubble Fellows are leading scientists and educators of the next generation."

The 1996 Hubble Fellowship recipients and the institutions where they will conduct their research are: Marcella Carollo, The Johns Hopkins University; Brian Chaboyer, University of Arizona; Laura Ferrarese, California Institute of Technology; Andrew Layden, University of Texas; and Crystal Martin, Space Telescope Science Institute.

Other recipients are: Max Tegmark, Institute for Advanced Study; Lifan Wang, University of Texas; David Wilner, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; and Ann Zabludoff, University of California, Santa Cruz.