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Kalogera Named Haven Professor in Physics and Astronomy

August 24, 2009 | by Megan Fellman

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Vassiliki Kalogera, associate professor of physics and astronomy in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been named the Erastus Otis Haven Professor in Physics and Astronomy.

Kalogera’s research has focused on the astrophysics of compact objects and their formation and evolution in multiple stellar systems. She has authored more than 100 publications.


She has won numerous awards for her research, including a fellowship and the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award from the American Physical Society, a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering and the Cottrell Scholar Award. In 2008, she was named one of Astronomy Magazine’s Top 10 Rising Stars of Astronomy. Kalogera has also served as an elected member on a number of executive committees of the American Physical Society and the American Astronomical Society.

Kalogera joined Northwestern in 2001 following her years as a prize postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.


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