Andrea M. Ghez

American astronomer

Andrea Mia Ghez (born June 16, 1965) is an American astrophysicist and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles.[1]

Ghez in April 2019

In 2004, Discover magazine listed Ghez as one of the top 20 scientists in the United States. She was born in New York City.

In 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing one half of the prize with Reinhard Genzel, "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy."[2] The other half was awarded to Roger Penrose.

References change

  1. "20 Young Scientists to Watch". Discover Magazine. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
  2. "Press release: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 6 October 2020.