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Greek Chryssa Kouveliotou Receives 2012 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

By Inga Athanasiadou
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are pleased to announce that renowned astrophysicist Chryssa Kouveliotou, Ph.D., has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, which is given annually to recognize outstanding work in the field, as ‘News Blaze’ reports.

The award will be presented at the American Astronomical Society’s 221st Meeting, January 2013, in Long Beach, Calif., at which Kouveliotou will give a plenary lecture.

Kouveliotou, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has been the principal investigator on numerous research projects in the United States and Europe, and is the founding member of multiple scientific collaborations worldwide.

Throughout her career, Kouveliotou has made numerous important contributions to the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

“It’s a pleasure to recognize an outstanding scientist like Dr. Kouveliotou for her groundbreaking research,” said Fred Dylla, AIP executive director and CEO. “This award has helped to highlight discoveries that have changed the way we understand the world and our place in the cosmos. Dr. Kouveliotou certainly deserves this honor.”

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