van Dishoeck, Ewine 2018 James Craig Watson Medal

van Dishoeck, Ewine 2018 James Craig Watson Medal

Join us in congratulating Ewine F. van Dishoeck!

Ewine F. van Dishoeck, Leiden Observatory, Leiden University and Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, will receive the 2018 James Craig Watson Medal.

A world leader in the fields of molecular astronomy and astrochemistry, van Dishoeck employs observations, theory, and experiments to explain the evolutionary traits that lead to the formation of stars and planets from interstellar gas and dust, as well as the chemical basis for the origin of life.

Among her accomplishments, van Dishoeck elucidated the interplay between chemical processes and the thermal structure of star- and planet-forming regions, thereby improving our understanding of how these bodies come to exist.

Her studies have also tackled the chemistry, growth, and photoprocessing of interstellar ices, a key step in the eventual establishment of the composition of protoplanetary disks, comets, and then planetary bodies. This includes linking observations and experiments on the formation of complex prebiotic molecules under very cold conditions. She and her colleagues have also quantified the cold and hot water reservoirs in disks, from young to old, relevant for understanding our own origins.

In addition to her scientific accomplishments, van Dishoeck has contributed to the future of the field through her mentorship of dozens of students and postdocs, and her ongoing leadership in working groups, science boards, committees, and organizations.

The James Craig Watson Medal is presented every two years for outstanding contributions to the science of astronomy. The award is presented with a medal, a $25,000 prize, and $50,000 to support the recipient's research. 

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Congratulations Ewine F. van Dishoeck of @UniversiteitLeiden and @EuclidatMPE, recipient of @theNASciences James Craig Watson Medal! She is receiving the Watson Medal for improving our understanding of how molecules, stars, and planets form. The award in #astronomy will be presented during the 155th NAS Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 29. http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/2018-nas-awards/van-Dishoeck.html

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Congratulations Ewine F. van Dishoeck of @UniLeidenNews, recipient of @theNASciences James Craig Watson Medal for research on how molecules, stars, and planets form! #astronomy http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/test-pages/van-Dishoeck.html

 Ewine F. van Dishoeck of @UniLeidenNews and Max Plank Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics earns 2018 @theNASciences James Craig Watson Medal! #astronomy http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/2018-nas-awards/van-Dishoeck.html

Watch Ewine F. van Dishoeck of @UniLeidenNews and Max Plank Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics receive @theNASciences James Craig Watson Medal at #NAS155 on April 29! http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/2018-nas-awards/van-Dishoeck.html


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