Kris Stanek named a University Distinguished Scholar

March 7, 2018

Krzysztof (Kris) Stanek, professor of astronomy, has received the university's Distinguished Scholar Award, which recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors who have combiled a substantial body of research, as well as younger faculty members who have demonstrated great scholarly potential. Recipients are nominated by their departments and chosen by a committee of senior faculty, including past award recipients.

Stanek is cited for his work as one of the world’s leaders in “time-domain astronomy,” the use of long-term observations to search the sky for supernovae and other cosmic explosions, variable stars, and bursts of energy from supermassive black holes, as well as the potential to discover new and unanticipated celestial phenomena.

Congratulations, Kris!

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