Lia Medeiros Named 2023 NASA Hubble Fellow

Lia Medeiros, current Member in the School of Natural Sciences, has been named an Einstein Fellow of the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). Her proposed project is titled Ushering in a New Era of the EHT With Machine Learning.

Medeiros is interested in using extreme astrophysical objects and phenomena to test fundamental theories of physics. Currently, she works on several aspects of the Event Horizon Telescope. Her work primarily focuses on theoretical simulations, but she sometimes delves into data analysis as well.

The NHFP enables postdoctoral scientists to pursue theory, observations, simulations, experimentation, or instrument development related to astrophysics. The fellowship provides up to three years of support at a chosen university or research center and is one of the most prestigious honors for postdoctoral researchers in astrophysics. In particular, Einstein Fellows, like Medeiros, are selected to pursue the question, “How does the universe work?” 

"Congratulations to this year’s Fellows, who have all proposed inspiring research programs that speak to the excitement and opportunity of this era in astrophysics," said Mark Clampin, director of the Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "I look forward to seeing their discoveries shape our knowledge of the universe."