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A Sloan Research Fellowship is among the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early-career faculty.

Congratulations Dr. Kate Alexander, for receiving a 2024 Sloan Research Fellowship!

“Kate is not just among the leaders working to discover and observe transient sources, she is also a driving force for the ambitious efforts to understand the physics behind their spectacular and astonishing observed properties.” – Buell Jannuzi, Director of Steward Observatory

Dr. Alexander took a lead role in understanding the gamma ray burst event GRB 221009A: the brightest cosmic explosion ever seen by humanity. The Sloan Fellowship will help further her study of energetic transients, in particular the high-energy jets associated with black holes as they consume stars.

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