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Professor Norman Murray Awarded 2022 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysical Insights

The Heineman Foundation, American Institute of Physics and American Astronomical Society announce Norman Murray, professor at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, as the winner of the 2022 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.

The Heineman committee selected Murray “for his deep theoretical insight into an exceptionally broad range of astrophysical phenomena, including the dynamics of planetary systems, accretion disk winds in active galactic nuclei, and star formation and feedback in galaxies.”

Asked for his reaction to the award, Murray replied, As I looked over the list of past recipients of the Heineman Prize, I felt both thrilled and humbled. I’ve been fortunate to work in such an exciting period of discovery in astronomy”.

“I have been lucky to work with so many great people. They have taught and inspired me. I hope, in turn, to teach and inspire others.”

“AIP congratulates Dr. Murray for this achievement and his work into many of the phenomena that occur in our universe,” said Michael Moloney, chief executive officer of AIP. “His lifetime accomplishments into the formation of planets and galaxies examines why these galactic births occur where they do, when they do, and takes the next step about future formations.”

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