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Andrea M. Ghez
UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Mia Ghez.jpg
Ghez in 2010
Born
Andrea Mia Ghez

June 16, 1965 (1965-06-16) (age 55)
Known for Adaptive optics studying the galactic center
Awards Crafoord Prize (2012)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2020)
Scientific career
Fields Astronomy
Institutions University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis The Multiplicity of T Tauri Stars in the Star Forming Regions Taurus-Auriga and Ophiuchus-Scorpius: A 2.2μm Speckle Imaging Survey (1993)
Doctoral advisor Gerry Neugebauer

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

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." The other half was awarded to Roger Penrose.

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