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Professor Juna Kollmeier has been honoured as the 2022 Jacques Solvay International Chair in Physics

Juna Kollmeier
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The Solvay Institutes have selected Professor Juna Kollmeier of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) as its 2022 Jacques Solvay International Chair in Physics. Kollmeier is the first scientist from Canada to receive this honour, whose past 16 recipients have included two Nobel Laureates.

Kollmeier is the director of CITA and director of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys (SDSS-V) — an international scientific collaboration of over 70 international institutions taking data from a dual-hemisphere observing facility with sites at Apache Point Observatory in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico and Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes. Professor Kollmeier has a cross-appointment in Physics.

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