Biermann Award goes to Cecilia Scannapieco

25 September 2012. Cecilia Scannapieco, currently working at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), is awarded with the Ludwig Biermann Award of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG). The award ceremony takes place in Hamburg on September 25, 2012.
Biermann Award goes to Cecilia Scannapieco

Dr Cecilia Scannapieco

Cecilia Scannapieco was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires, from where she obtained her PhD in 2006. Scannapieco's field of expertise is the study of the formation and evolution of galaxies using hydrodynamical cosmological simulations. Her research is focused on the baryonic processes responsible of shaping galaxies and their relation with the cosmological environment at larger scales.

The Ludwig Biermann Award was established in 1988 by the Astronomische Gesellschaft to be awarded in recognition of outstanding young astronomers. The award consists of financing a scientific stay at an institution of the recipient's choice. It is named after the astronomer Ludwig Biermann (1907-1986).




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The key topics of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the institute's efforts aim at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and e-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. Since 1992 the AIP is a member of the Leibniz Association.