The LISA Consortium congratulates science team member Dr. Samaya Nissanke, assistant professor at the GRAPPA center of excellence at the University of Amsterdam for being awarded the 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize by the Breakthrough Foundation.
Dr. Nissanke received the prize, endowed with $100.000, together with her colleagues Jo Dunkley (Princeton University) and Kendrick Smith (Perimeter Institute) for the development of novel techniques to extract fundamental physics from astronomical data. The award will be presented at the eighth annual Breakthrough Prize gala awards ceremony on Sunday, November 3, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, and broadcast live on National Geographic.
Press release Breakthrough Prize
Press release by University of Amsterdam