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PhD Candidate Emma Kaufman awarded Chateaubriand Fellowship

PhD Candidate Emma Kaufman has won the Chateaubriand Fellowship, a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States which supports outstanding PhD students from American universities.

“This fellowship is a great opportunity to work on exciting new research and get out of Chicago for the freezing winter!” says Emma.  “I wasn’t able to study abroad in undergrad and I wanted to apply so that I could get that study abroad experience in graduate school.”

For her fellowship, Emma will be spending four months in Marseille studying the magnetic fields of small planets and moons such as Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon.

Emma Kaufman is a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Weinberg College of Arts and Science. She is also a graduate student in the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern and advised by Daniel Lecoanet.

Congratulations, Emma!