Kris Stanek & Chris Kochanek Awarded the 2020 AAS Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize
Krzysztof Stanek, professor of astronomy and Ohio State Distinguished Scholar, and Christopher Kochanek, professor of astronomy and Ohio Eminent Scholar, and have jointly received the American Astronomical Society’s 2020 Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize.
The Tinsley Prize, awarded every two years, recognizes "an outstanding research contribution to astronomy or astrophysics, of an exceptionally creative or innovative character." Kochanek and Stanek are cited for their contributions to time-domain astronomy and leadership in the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), a worldwide network of telescopes based at Ohio State that monitors transients over the entire visible sky every night at about 50,000 times deeper than the human eye. ASAS-SN has become the world leader in the discovery of bright supernovae, finding nearly 1,100 since its first observations in 2014.
Congratulations Kris and Chris!