The Department of Astronomy is excited to share the news that Dr. Juliette Becker (U-M Astronomy Ph.D. 2019) has been selected as the recipient of a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. This award recognizes exceptional work by doctoral students as a result of the high-caliber of their scholarship and the significance and interest of their findings.

Each year, faculty from around the University nominate outstanding dissertations from their programs and the nominations are carefully read and discussed by a review panel who narrow down the finalists. Juliette was nominated for her dissertation titled “Emergent Properties in Exoplanetary Systems.”

Juliette, whose advisor was Professor Fred Adams, is currently serving as a 51 Pegasi b Fellow at Caltech University. Congratulations, Juliette!