At the 229th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), graduate student Katie Breivik was awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award, Honorable Mention. This award is given to recognize exemplary research by students who present posters at the meetings of the AAS. 62 graduate students entered this meeting’s competition and there were nearly 200 judges for both graduate and undergraduate posters.
Katie studies the formation of pairs of black holes with computer simulations. Her poster was titled, “Distinguishing Between Formation Channels for Binary Black Holes with LISA.” The image above shows Katie at the NASA Hyperwall at the AAS meeting.
To view all the winners, see the AAS Press Release about the Chambliss Awards.