Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Robert A. Schommer Prize
The Robert A. Schommer Prize honors former Rutgers astronomer
Prof. Robert A. Schommer, who was committed to excellence in
astronomical research, including in his studies of stellar
populations and his co-discovery of the accelerating expansion
of the Universe through observations of supernovae, as well as
to the development of research and graduate study in
astrophysics at Rutgers.
The Prize shall be awarded to the one student who, in the
collective judgment of the astrophysics faculty in the
Department, has published the best refereed journal article
in the field of astrophysics (broadly construed).
Winners of the Robert A. Schommer Prize
- 2017:Kartheik Iyer
Advisor: Prof. Eric Gawiser
Article: "Reconstruction of Galaxy Star Formation Histories through
SED Fitting:The Dense Basis Approach"
Authors: Iyer, Kartheik; Gawiser, Eric
Journal: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 838, Article 127, 24 pp. (April 3, 2017)
- 2016: Ryan Brennan
Advisor: Prof. Rachel Somerville
Article: "Quenching and morphological transformation in
semi-analytic models and CANDELS"
Authors: Brennan, Ryan; Pandya, Viraj; Somerville, Rachel S.; Barro,
Guillermo; Taylor, Edward N.; Wuyts, Stijn; Bell, Eric F.; Dekel,
Avishai; Ferguson, Henry C.; McIntosh, Daniel H.; Papovich, Casey;
Journal: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
Vol. 451, 2933-2956 (August 11, 2015)
- 2015: Carl Mitchell
Advisor: Prof. Jerry Sellwood
Article: "The RINGS Survey: Halpha and HI Velocity Maps of Galaxy
Authors: Mitchell, C. J.; Williams, T. B.; Spekkens, K.;
Lee-Waddell, K.; Kuzio de Naray, R. & Sellwood, J. A.
Journal: The Astronomical Journal, v149, p116, 2015. Also posted as arXiv:1412.5444
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