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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has selected Lawrence Livermore scientist Peter Beiersdorfer as a fellow in its inaugural class for this accolade. The AAS fellows’ program was established in 2019 to confer recognition to AAS members for achievement and extraordinary service to the field of astronomy and the society. Fellows are recognized for their contributions toward the AAS mission of enhancing and sharing humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe. During his career, Beiersdorfer has pioneered techniques to reproduce conditions on comets and in the sun’s atmosphere, interstellar space, and the centers of galaxies.
Lawrence Livermore scientists Federica Coppari and Erin Nuccio have been honored with the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science Early Career Research Program award. Coppari, a physicist, was selected for her work in high-energy-density science. Nuccio, a microbiologist, was selected for her research in fundamental systems biology.
The Early Career Research Program, now in its 11th year, is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work. Coppari and Nuccio are among 76 scientists nationwide selected for the recognition this year. Under the program, DOE national laboratory staff are awarded $500,000 per year for five years to further their research.