Young Scientist Award Goes To Francisco Kitaura

29 April 2013. The "Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam" awards young scientists for their achievements in the field of publication and research.
Young Scientist Award Goes To Francisco Kitaura

Francisco-Shu Kitaura. (Photo: privat)

The research award 2013 for young scientists goes to Dr. Francisco-Shu Kitaura. The AIP scientist is awarded for his work on large-scale galaxy structures. He and his team set up an artificial intelligence algorithm to help them chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe around us.


This years publication award goes to Dr. Ricarda Winkelmann.

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