Dave Jewitt was named a winner of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution and properties ...

Along with Jane Luu (MIT), Jewitt was recognized for the discovery and characterization of trans-Neptunian bodies. The Shaw Prize honors individuals, regardless of race, nationality and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic ...

 Cao was awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his proposal “Does Saturn have a solid core? Evidence from its magnetic field”.  The fellowship provides up to three years of Ph.D. funding.

In an interview with Yeung, ESS Professor Kevin McKeegan explains how he got a sample of solar matter and why the analysis of this material is important to understanding the formation of the solar system ...

When a meteorite fell in Northern California in April, several members of ESS got involved in the hunt for samples and their analysis, including Professors Wasson, Young, and Margot.

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