Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics
The Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics is awarded jointly by the American Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society and is funded by the Heineman Foundation. It was established in 1979 to recognize outstanding mid-career work in the field of astrophysics. No restrictions are placed on a candidate's citizenship or country of residency.
Self-nominations are allowed. Prize nominations are due on 30 June.
2024 - John Carlstrom
2023 - Karen Meech
2022 - Norman Murray
2021 - Robert Lupton (shared w/David Weinberg)
2021 - David Weinberg (shared w/Robert Lupton)
2020 – Christopher Kochanek
2019 – Edwin (Ted) Bergin
2018 – Vicky Kalogera
2017 – Lars Bildsten
2016 – Wendy L. Freedman
2015-Marc Kamionkowski & David N. Spergel
2014 – Piero Madau
|For providing fundamental insights into galaxy formation and evolution using semi-analytic modeling, simulations and observations.
|For her extensive accomplishments and discoveries in the areas of gamma ray bursts and their afterglows, soft gamma repeaters, and magnetars.
|Robert P. Kirshner
|For his sustained and enduring contributions to our understanding of supernovae and cosmology.
|Edward Kolb & Michael S. Turner
|For their joint fundamental contributions to cosmology and their development of the field of particle astrophysics, which have resulted in a vibrant community effort to understand the early universe.
|Lennox L. Cowie
|For his innovative observations and studies of the distant universe, which have advanced significantly our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies.
|Andrew C. Fabian
|For his innovative and influential work in the field of X-ray astronomy has spanned a wide range of topics, including rotation of massive black holes, the X-ray background, hot gas in rich clusters, and non-thermal emission from accretion disks.
|For his outstanding contributions to extragalactic astrophysics, in particular to our understanding of the large-scale properties of star formation in galaxies.
|For his pioneering work on the large-scale structure in the Universe.
|George Efstathiou & Simon White
|In recognition of their pioneering research, both together and separately, into the evolution of structure in the Universe from the earliest times to the present epoch, as examples of outstanding work in the field of astrophysics.
|Bruce T. Draine
|For his fundamental, pioneering studies of interstellar processes, especially the physics and radiative properties of dust and of magnetized shock waves.
|For his visionary insights into the interaction of radiation and matter on scales from the Universe to black holes.
|J. Richard Bond
|For pioneering research on the generation of microwave background fluctuations in the cold dark matter paradigm, the growth of these fluctuations, and the analysis of CMB (cosmic microwave background) fluctuations as examples of outstanding work in the field of astrophysics.
|Bruce G. Elmegreen
|For contributions that span a remarkable range from theoretical studies of key processes in the interstellar medium to the physics of galaxy-wide starbursts, to investigations of dynamical features, including spiral arms and bars, in galaxies.
|Frank H. Shu
|For shaping our current understanding of star formation, for his research on an unusually large array of topics including the origin of spiral structure in galaxies, stellar dynamics, the evolution of close binary stars, planetary rings and composition of meteorites, and for his contributions as an educator and leader of the astronomical community.
|Kenneth C. Freeman
|Roger D. Blandford
|Scott D. Tremaine
|Roger A. Chevalier
|Jerry E. Nelson
|John N. Bahcall
|John C. Mather
|Wallace L. W. Sargent
|Carl E. Heiles
|James E. Gunn
|David L. Lambert
|Sandra M. Faber
|Martin J. Rees
|Irwin I. Shapiro
|P. James E. Peebles
|Joseph H. Taylor, Jr.