Jennifer Bergner wins the 2024 AAS Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy

January 11, 2024

Jennifer Bergner

Photo: Professor Jennifer Bergner

The American Astronomical Society (AAS), a major international organization of professional astronomers, today announced the recipients of some of its 2024 prizes for outstanding achievements in research and education.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Jennifer Bergner, has been named by the AAS as the recipient of the Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy, for outstanding research and promise for future research by a female researcher within five years after earning her PhD. Professor Bergner has been recognized for her innovative astrochemical work at the intersection of laboratory experiments, theory, and observations, which has established new pathways to interstellar chemical complexity.

For a list of all award recipients, see the AAS press release.

About the American Astronomical Society

The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established in 1899, is a major international organization of professional astronomers, astronomy educators, and amateur astronomers. Its membership of approximately 8,000 also includes physicists, geologists, engineers, and others whose interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising the astronomical sciences. The mission of the AAS is to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe as a diverse and inclusive astronomical community, which it achieves through publishing, meetings, science advocacy, education and outreach, and training and professional development.