Two From Hopkins Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Two Hopkins affiliates have been honored by the American Astronomical Society. Joseph Silk, the Homewood Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is the recipient of the 2018 Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, which is intended to recognize a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research. Silk is honored “for his lifetime contributions to our understanding of the early universe and galaxy formation.” Yacine Ali-Haimoud, who was a postdoc at JHU from 2014–2017 (and joined the faculty of NYU in Fall 2017) is the recipient of the Helen B. Warner Prize, which recognizes outstanding early-career contributions to theoretical or observational astronomy. He is honored for his “extraordinary work on a broad array of cosmological problems.”