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Press Release 09-037

NSF Announces 2009 Alan T. Waterman Award Recipient

Harvard Astronomer David Charbonneau to be honored in May of this International Year of Astronomy

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Photo of Alan T. Waterman Awardee David Charbonneau.

The 2009 Alan T. Waterman Awardee David Charbonneau is currently the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. His research focuses on the development of novel techniques for the detection and characterization of planets orbiting nearby, Sun-like stars. These distant worlds are called exoplanets.

Credit: Julia Cort (NOVA Science Now, WGBH Boston)


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Photo of the Alan T. Waterman Award Medal.

Alan T. Waterman Award Medal.

Credit: National Science Foundation


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