UF Physics Professor Laura Blecha has received a 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). For the official announcement, please see https://rescorp.org/news/2021/02/rcsa-names-2021-class-of-cottrell-scholars.
Cottrell Scholars are early-career astronomers, chemists, or physicists working at U.S. or Canadian institutions who are selected for their outstanding records in both education and research as well as their potential for academic leadership. Each year, roughly 25 new Scholars receive $100,000 research awards, join a community of current and past Scholars, and acquire opportunities to seek future RCSA funding.
Laura’s Cottrell Scholars Award is for a project entitled “The Making of a Gravitational Wave Source: Probing the Role of Galaxy Assembly in Black Hole Binary and Triple Formation.”
Many congratulations to Laura for this exceptional recognition!