Dr. Anna Frebel of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has been awarded the 2009 Young Astronomer Award (Ludwig-Biermann Preis) of the German Astronomical Society.
Dr. Frebel joined the Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division of the CfA in January 2009 as a Clay Fellow. She is a very active observational astronomer. Her research centers
on the detection and characterization of the most metal-poor stars to gain an understanding of early generations of stars and the subsequent chemical evolution of the Milky Way and dwarf galaxies.
Before coming to the CfA, Dr Frebel obtained her PhD in 2006 at the Australian National University, and was a McDonald Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.
The history of the Ludwing-Biermann Prize can be found here.