Third-year graduate student Melissa Dykhuis is the recipient of a 2014 Ray Duncombe Prize from the Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society. The prize provides a travel stipend to the 2014 DDA meeting in Philadelphia and waives meeting registration fees.
The Duncombe competition is open to all students currently enrolled in an academic program at any college or university and doing research in the area of dynamical astronomy. Such research areas include, but are not limited to: the dynamics of planetary systems (small bodies, planetary rings, natural and artificial satellites, extrasolar planets, etc.), star and planet formation, star cluster dynamics, hydro- and plasma dynamics, galactic and extragalactic dynamics, cosmology, coordinate systems, astrometry
Melissa's advisor is Professor Richard Greenberg. Congratulations, Melissa!