Skip to main content

Kathy Reeves Awarded the 2016 Karen Harvey Prize for Solar Astronomy

Dr. Kathy Reeves

Smithsonian astronomer Dr. Kathy Reeves will receive the 2016 Karen Harvey Prize "for her work elucidating the energetics of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, for her leadership within the multi-national Hinode / X-Ray Telescope project, and for her strong role in scientific education and public outreach."

The Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) awards the Karen Harvey Prize in recognition for a significant contribution to the study of the Sun early in a person's professional career.

Dr. Reeves is an astrophysicist in the Solar and Stellar X-ray Group at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). She is currently project scientist for the X-ray Telescope on the Hinode sun-observing mission. She previously served as director of the SAO Solar Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and as project scientist on the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) mission.

Dr. Reeves will give a prize lecture and receive the award at the 2016 meeting of the AAS Solar Physics Division in Boulder, Colo.