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2010 Einstein Fellows Chosen

For Release: February 26, 2010


NASA has announced the selection of the 2010 Einstein Fellows who will conduct research related to NASA's Physics of the Cosmos program, which aims to expand our knowledge of the origin, evolution, and fate of the Universe.

The Einstein Fellowship provides support to the awardees for three years, and the Fellows may pursue their research at a host university or research center of their choosing in the United States. The new Fellows will begin their programs in the fall of 2010.

The new Einstein Fellows and their host institutions are listed below:

  • Simona Giacintucci (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Boaz Katz (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, N.J.)
  • Matthew Kerr (Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.)
  • Matthew Kistler (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena)
  • Emily Levesque (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  • Xin Liu (Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Tony Mroczkowski (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
  • Ryan O'Leary (University of California at Berkeley)
  • Dov Poznanski (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley, Calif.)
  • Nicolas Yunes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.)

The Einstein Fellowships are administered for NASA by the Chandra X-ray Center in Cambridge, Mass. Along with the Hubble and Sagan Fellowships, the Einstein Fellowships are made possible by the Astrophysics Division within NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

More information on the Einstein Fellowships can be found at:

Media contacts:
Megan Watzke
Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge, Mass.