News

Congratulations to Diana Powell, KSPA fellow of 2016

Diana Powell was awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation fellowship in 2020. Please read here for more information.

Congratulations to Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, co-director of the 2017 program

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, who co-directed the 2017 program at the Niels Bohr Institute on Astrophysics with Gravitational Wave detections, was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to Peter Gao (KSPA 2016) and Michael Zevin (KSPA 2017)

This year was a big year for former KSPA fellows, with two alumni selected for prestigious fellowships in 2020. Peter Gao was elected Sagan Fellow, and Michael Zevin was elected Hubble Fellow. Read more here.

KSPA 2020

The 2020 program was postponed due to COVID-19. It will be hopefully be held at the Max Plank Institute for Solar System Research in Goettingen in 2021, still on the topic of "Fluid dynamics in the Sun and stars", and will be directed by Aaron Birch. 

KSPA 2019

Here is a UCSC press release by Tim Stephens about the 2019 program on Machine Learning in the era of large astronomical surveys

A wonderful write-up about the Kavli Summer Program by the Simons Foundation, hosts of the 2018 summer program

The Simons Foundation published a very nice article about the 2018 summer program in their annual report.

Congratulations to Valerie Korol, 2017 Kavli student fellow

Valeriya Korol of Leiden Observatory, student fellow of the 2017 Kavli Summer Program, was awarded The Gruber Foundation Fellowship for 2019. Read more on the IAU website.

Congratulations to Sarah Rugheimer, 2016 Kavli postdoc

The inaugural Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship winner is Dr Sarah RUGHEIMER, Simons Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews.  The selection committee's citation reads:

Dr Rugheimer is an outstanding early career researcher studying the atmospheric composition of exoplanets, and the potential of these atmospheres to provide fingerprints of conditions that can sustain life. Her key results include showing how clouds can complicate the detection of oxygen in an exoplanet’s atmosphere, and how a star’s ultraviolet radiation affects the ability to detect signatures of life on its orbiting planets. She will give her Caroline Herschel Prize Lecture on “Hues of Habitability – Characterising Pale Blue Dots around Other Stars” in or around November. Read more on this website.

Congratulations to Nestor Espinoza, 2016 Kavli Fellow

Former Kavli Fellow Nestor Espinoza (KSPA 2016) was awarded the 2018 Gruber Foundation fellowship for his work on ground-based detection of exoplanets and characterization of exoplanetary atmospheres. Read more on the IAU website.