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2018 University Study Prize for Sara Issaoun

Date of news: 4 September 2018
Sara Issaoun
Astronomy student Sara Issaoun was one of 7 recipients of this year’s University Study Prize for exceptional master theses. Her master’s thesis was about understanding how new born stars are formed, by using radio telescopes to examine radiation from extreme distances. In her research, she studied the radiation of molecules near a new-born star. She discovered that these high energy molecules actually come from the same wind that extends from the star, which has never been observed previously.
Sara Issaoun is now doing a 6-month exchange as a graduate student at Harvard University with the Harvard Black Hole Initiative, trying to capture the very first image of a black hole.