The prize honors Eva Grebel for her research in astrophysics
Hector Fellow Eva Grebel is the first scientist to receive the award. She is being honored for her outstanding achievements in understanding the evolution of galaxies. Grebel is a pioneer in the field of "near-field cosmology," which uses the evolutionary history of nearby galaxies as a tool for understanding the universe as a whole. The medal will be awarded at the annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society in Bremen in September.
The medal honors Caroline Herschel's work in the field of astronomy, which she enriched with discoveries of comets and the creation of the first zonal catalog. In addition, the award supports scientific cooperation between Germany and Great Britain.
The Caroline Herschel Medal was established in 2021 by the British government in honor of the then German Chancellor Angela Merkel and is awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society. The prize is awarded each year to an outstanding female astronomer, alternating between the UK and Germany.
Congratulations to Eva Grebel!