Michael Kosowsky ’14, who majored in both physics and mathematics at Brandeis, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in astronomy and astrophysics. The fellowships, which are awarded based on a national competition, provide three full years of support for Ph.D. research and are highly valued by students and institutions. Kosowsky worked with Prof. David Roberts in the Physics Department on analyzing the polarization of the X-ray binary SS 433 with the purpose of figuring out the magnetic field structure of the source. He will be pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at Harvard University starting this fall.
Other 2014 NSF Fellowship recipients from Brandeis include:
Alex Dainis (BS ’11, Biology, Film, Television, Interactive Media), Stanford University
Abby Finkelstein (BS ’13, Neuroscience), Arizona State University
Lamia Harper (BS ’12, Biology), NYU
Ariel Hyre (BS ’13, Chemistry), Boston University
Anatoly Rinberg (BS ’11, Physics, Mathematics), Stanford University
Seth Werfel (BA ’10, Economics), Stanford University