Awards Won by UMD Astronomers

This page lists people currently in the Department of Astronomy and Graduates of the Department of Astronomy who have won any of the awards, medals, or honors described on the associated web pages.

Current faculty (including emeriti)

  • Alberto Bolatto
  • L. Drake Deming
  • Benedikt Diemer
  • Suvi Gezari
  • Douglas P. Hamilton
  • J. Patrick Harrington (emeritus)
  • Andrew Harris
  • Eliza Kempton
  • M. Coleman Miller
    • Radboud Excellence professor at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2020
    • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, UMD/CMPS, 2004
    • Compton Fellow, NASA, 1994
  • Lee Mundy
    • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, UMD/CMPS, 2000(?)
  • Richard Mushotzky
  • K. (Dennis) Papadopoulos (emeritus)
    • Award for Achievement in the Physical Sciences, Washington Academy of Sciences, 1978
    • E. O. Hulburt Award for Science, Naval Research Laboratory, 1977
    • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Derek Richardson
    • Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize, UMD, 2020
    • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, UMD/CMNS, 2016
    • Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, UMD, 2019
  • Massimo Ricotti
  • Jessica Sunshine
    • SAIC Technology Fellow, Awarded, 2005
    • Elected to SAIC's Engineering, Science, and Technology Council (ESTC), 2005.
    • Science and Technical Performance Award, Research Development, Test & Evaluation Group, "For outstanding contributions and innovative work in providing leading edge technological solutions to SAIC's customers", October 2005.
    • Patent #6,608,931 Abacus®: A Method for Selecting Representative Endmember Components from Spectral Data, 2003
  • Virginia Trimble
  • Sylvain Veilleux
    • Clare Hall Life Membership, University of Cambridge, United Kingtom, 2019
    • Kavli Lecturer, Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge (KICC), University of Cambridge, United Kingtom, 2019
    • Clare Hall Visiting Fellowship, University of Cambridge, United Kingtom, 2019
    • Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Visitor, University of Cambridge, United Kingtom, 2019
    • Aspen Institute Italia Award, 2017
    • Guggenheim Fellow, 2014
    • Humboldt Prize, Humboldt Foundation, 2008
    • NSF Early CAREER Award, 1999
    • Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar, 1998
    • Hubble Fellow, 1992
  • Stuart Vogel
    • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1987

UMD Astronomers in the Sky

The following asteroids have been named by the International Astronomical Union for (current and former) faculty members and graduates of the department.