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Awards and Honors: Feb. 11, 2009

Remillard wins Rossi Prize

Ronald A. Remillard, a principal research scientist at the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, and two colleagues have won the 2009 Rossi Prize, awarded by the AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division. The Rossi Prize is given out in recognition of significant contributions, as well as recent and original work, in high-energy astrophysics. Remillard was honored for his work on the measurements of masses of black holes in the Milky Way.

CEE professor wins Ground Water Association award

Charles Harvey, the Doherty Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the 2008 M. King Hubbert Award from the National Ground Water Association at its annual meeting in December. The award acknowledges major science or engineering contributions to the knowledge of groundwater research, technical papers, teaching and practical applications.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 11, 2009 (download PDF).

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