Adrian Hamers Wins 2018 Christiaan Huygens Science Award

Adrian Hamers, Martin A. and Helen Chooljian Member in the School of Natural Sciences, has been awarded the 2018 Christiaan Huygens Science Award.

The prize, conferred by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Christiaan Huygens Science Award Foundation, is presented annually to a researcher whose doctoral disseration has made an innovative contribution to mathematics (in particular actuarial studies and econometrics), physics, or space sciences.

Hamers is interested in gravitational dynamics, as well as theoretical and computational astrophysics more generally. At IAS, Hamers is working on the long-term evolution of hierarchical systems, such as multi-planet and multi-star systems and galactic nuclei, with applications including hot Jupiters, compact objects, type Ia supernovae, tidal disruptions, and gravitational wave sources.

Read more at the Christiaan Huygens Science Award Foundation.


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