Congratulations to Ellen Price for winning the 2021 Eric R. Keto Prize for Graduate Students in Theoretical Astrophysics. Ellen won for her thesis “Simulating Protoplanetary Disk Dynamics and Investigating their Exoplanet Outcomes.” Karin Oberg was her advisor. Next year she will take the 51 Pegasus b Fellowship to University of Chicago.
The Keto Prize, endowed with a generous donation by ITC Senior Member Eric Keto, is awarded each year for the best thesis in theoretical astrophysics by a student at the CfA, as selected by the Senior Members of the ITC. The restriction is that the nominated student needs to receive her/his PhD in the year of the award on a topic in theoretical astrophysics. The student can be from any department within Harvard as long as her/his advisor is a senior member at the ITC.