Sarah Horst, Dave Yarkony honored by prestigious societies

KSAS faculty members are in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry

Sarah Horst, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has received the 2020 LAD Early Career Award from the American Astronomical Society's Laboratory Astrophysics Division. She was honored "for laboratory research advancing the understanding of photochemical haze formation in planetary atmospheres within our solar system and beyond." As part of the prize, she was invited to give a lecture at the 236th AAS meeting, to be held jointly with LAD, in Madison, Wisconsin, in June.

David Yarkony, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, received the 2020 Award in Theoretical Chemistry "for his work demonstrating the significance and properties of conical intersections of two or more adiabatic electronic states." The annual award, sponsored by the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, recognizes the most outstanding scientific achievements of members of the division. The 2020 recipients will be honored at the fall ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco.

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