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Andrea M. Ghez
Ghez in 2010
Andrea Mia Ghez
June 16, 1965
New York City, U.S.
|Known for||Adaptive optics studying the galactic center|
|Awards||Crafoord Prize (2012)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2020)
|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|
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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