Louise Webster Prize
ASA Annual Scientific Meeting 2018
The Louise Webster Prize is awarded annually by the Astronomical Society of Australia in recognition of outstanding research by a scientist early in their post-doctoral career. The Prize will be awarded on the basis of the scientific impact of a single research paper, which has the applicant as first author. The research paper can be in any area of astronomy or a closely related field. The prize is intended for work carried out primarily after completion of a postgraduate degree.
The Prize consists of a medal together with an award of $1,000 and ASA membership for the following calendar year. The recipient will be invited to present a paper on their research at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia, where the prize will be presented. Limited travel funds to support attendance at the ASA science meeting may be made available at the discretion of the ASA Council.
This year’s prize goes to Dr. Emily Wisnioski from the ANU for the paper “The KMOS 3D Survey: Design, First Results, and the Evolution of Galaxy Kinematics from 0.7 < z < 2.7” (2015, ApJ, 799, 209).
For more information on the Louise Webster Prize, visit http://asa.astronomy.org.au/lwp.php.
The ASA 2018 Louise Webster Prize is awarded to
Emily is currently an ASTRO 3D Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University. She obtained her PhD in Astrophysics at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne). Before joining ANU in September 2017, she worked for five years as a research fellow of the Max Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics (Germany). Her research is focused on a multi-wavelength analysis of star-forming galaxies from z=0.1-4 including data taken with more than twelve different facilities. The goal of this work is to understand how galaxies evolve at the peak epoch of star formation through the study of their kinematics, morphologies, and chemical properties using cutting-edge instrumentation.