Professor Norman Murray named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Norman Murray, director of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Murray is receiving the prestigious distinction “for theoretical work providing key insights into a broad range of astrophysical topics encompassing planetary science, star formation, galaxy evolution and active galactic nuclei.”
“My first reaction is one of gratitude,” he says. “I’ve been incredibly lucky to have been helped along my path by so many people and to have had such great support to do what I love.
“This kind of recognition would never have happened without that support and the honour reflects not just my own efforts but the work of those who supported me. Plus, it’s just cool!”
“The breadth of the work for which Professor Murray is receiving this honour is remarkable,” says Melanie Woodin, dean of the Faculty. “Conducting research into planets, stars and galaxies is like studying the human body, its genetics, as well as its atoms and molecules.
“In addition to his research, Professor Murray has made an equally remarkable contribution to the Faculty as a long-time member and director of CITA through which U of T is a partner in groundbreaking work around the world. It’s a well-deserved honour.”
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