With the Ludwig-Biermann-Award, the German Astronomical Society (AG) honours Dominika Wylezalek, leader of a DFG Emmy-Noether Junior Research Group at the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University, for her research achievements in the field of galaxy and massive black hole evolution. Using specially developed analysis methods and spectroscopic observations, Dr Wylezalek is investigating how active galactic nuclei with supermassive black holes influence the evolution of their home galaxies and their galactic environment.
Dominika Wylezalek received her PhD at Munich University (LMU) in 2014. She then moved to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. In 2017 she moved back to Munich as an ESO Fellow before starting her research group at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut at the Center for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH) in 2020.
With the Ludwig-Biermann-Prize, the AG honors outstanding young scientists who are to be given the opportunity, in particular, to conduct research at an institute of their choice. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the AG in Berlin from September 11th to 15th in Berlin.
Dr Dominika Wylezalek
Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH)
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI)
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