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2014 Einstein Fellows Chosen
April 2, 2014

NASA has announced the selection of the 2014 Einstein Fellows who will conduct research related to NASA's Physics of the Cosmos (PCOS) program, which aims to expand our knowledge of the origin, evolution, and fate of the Universe. The PCOS Program consists of a suite of operating science missions and possible future missions that focus on specific aspects of these questions.

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 2014.  Every fall, the current Einstein Fellows present their results to one another and other scientists at a symposium held at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass.

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

* Sagi Ben-Ami (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass.)
* Blakesley Burkhart (Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.)
* Justin Ellis (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.)
* Wen-fai Fong (University of Arizona, Tucson)
* Francois Foucart (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif.)
* Kazumi Kashiyama (University of California at Berkeley)
* Ji-hoon Kim (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.)
* Ashley King (Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.)
* Aleksander Sadowski (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.)
* Johan Samsing (Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.)
* Grant Tremblay (Yale University, New Haven, Conn.)
* Hsiang-Yi Karen Yang (University of Maryland, College Park)

NASA has two other astrophysics theme-based fellowship programs: the Sagan Fellowship Program that supports research in exoplanet exploration; and the Hubble Fellowship Program that supports research into cosmic origins. For more information about NASA's Astrophysics Division, visit http://nasascience.gov/astrophysics.

Full biographies and other information about this year's Einstein Fellows are available at http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/fellowslist.html

More information on the Einstein Fellowships can be found at http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/

Media Contacts:

Janet Anderson
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
janet.l.anderson@nasa.gov

Megan Watzke
Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge, Mass.
617-496-7998
mwatzke@cfa.harvard.edu

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