Gates Scholar wins prestigious NASA fellowship

  • March 17, 2010

Caitlin Casey (2007) - a recent Gates alumna - has been awarded the prestigious Hubble Fellowship to pursue her research at the University of Hawai'i.

CaitlinCaitlin Casey (2007) – a recent Gates alumna – has been awarded the prestigious Hubble Fellowship to pursue her research at the University of Hawai’i.

The Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute – which awards the fellowships – said “the recently selected Hubble Fellows represent the ‘best of the best’, a new generation of early career astronomers who will be exploring our cosmic origins, building on the scientific legacy of the Spitzer, Herschel, and Hubble telescopes, and looking towards the SOFIA and James Webb observatories”.

Caitlin said: “I’m absolutely thrilled about the Hubble Fellowship because it’s the ‘holy grail’ of all astronomy postdocs, handed out to 15-17 people each year. And it’s amazing timing, because many new observatories pertinent to my work are coming online over the next year or two, to understand galaxy evolution in the early Universe through studying their molecular gas, star formation properties, supermassive black holes, and collisions. Being in Hawai’i is an extra bonus since astronomers there get full access to all of the observatories on Mauna Kea, which are some of the best in the world.”

Read the full press release.

 

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