TGF Fellows 2021

Rebecca Louise Davies is currently researching feedback processes in galaxy evolution and the galaxy baryon cycle. “I am very honoured to have been selected for this prestigious fellowship. I would like to thank the IAU and the Gruber Foundation for supporting the advancement of my research. This fellowship will enable me to bridge the geographical gap between Australia and the US and Europe, providing opportunities to consolidate the international collaborations I established during my PhD and to forge new scientific partnerships. As well as advancing my research, these collaborations will facilitate the transfer of scientific expertise into Australia, mitigating the impact of the country's geographical isolation as we emerge from the current pandemic.


Khyati Malhan works in the field of Milky Way formation and dynamics. Broadly, he uses stellar dynamics to investigate the formation and evolution of our Milky Way galaxy, and the nature of dark matter. “I am deeply pleased and honoured to be awarded the prestigious TGF Fellowship 2021. I sincerely thank the respected jury and I also acknowledge the consistent guidance and support of my mentors, family and brilliant colleagues. This grant will support my research projects and it will also allow me to strengthen my international collaborations. Having received this award, I now feel even more confident and encouraged to continue contributing to this field of astronomy.


Liliana E. Rivera Sandoval is researching the properties and accretion discs of compact binary star systems. “I am extremely honoured to have been selected as a recipient of this prestigious fellowship. I am very grateful to the IAU and this award strongly motivates me to continue with my work and will certainly inspire other women and minorities to do research. The support from the Gruber Fellowship will not only have a profound impact on my own career, but it will also allow me to promote women in astronomy, enable new collaborations and bring astronomy closer to younger generations of historically underrepresented groups in science.


Read more in the IAU announcement ann21029

Rebecca Louise Davies

Khyati Malhan

Liliana E. Rivera Sandoval


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