Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award

Professor Annette Ferguson has won a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in recognition of her research into the histories of nearby galaxies.

Scientists and scholars, internationally renowned in their field, who in the future are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements, which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work, are eligible to be nominated for a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.  Award winners are honoured for their outstanding research record.

As part of the award, Annette will spend 6 months at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam collaborating with scientists on galactic archaeology projects.