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In which we win an award from the New Frontiers in Astronomy Program. The New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology program announced its research grant award winners yesterday. The last, but not least of the Big Questions solicited in the Call for Proposals, was: Are we alone in the universe? Or, are there other life…

The New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology program included 21 awards for essays by high school and university students on the Big Questions. The winners are: Student Essay Competition College Essay Winners First Prize Yong Wei Chong Gabrielle, Wellesley College, “A Letter to My Dearest Newborn Baby Brother” Second Prizes Karl Haislmaier, George Mason University,…

New Frontiers in Astronomy

The New Frontiers in Astronomy and Cosmology program has announced its Award winners! The $4+ million in awards went to 20 scientists studying Big Questions on fundamental issues and 21 high school and university student essay prize winners. The awards will be presented at a conference at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia next week. The…