Division of Astrophysics

The Division of Astrophysics (DAP), organized in 1970, engages in observational and theoretical investigation that relates to the study of physical processes in stars and other discrete galactic sources, galactic structure and evolution, the early history and evolution of the Universe, and the Sun and solar activity. Division interests also have significant overlap with other APS divisions such as Particles and Fields, Nuclear Physics, and Plasma Physics.

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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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News & Announcements

DAP Thesis Prize Winner Announced
Garrett Somers, a VIDA Postdoctoral Fellow from Vanderbilt University is the winner of the 2017 DAP Outstanding Thesis in Astrophysics prize.
(Thesis Advisor: Marc Pinsonneault, The Ohio State University)
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Congratulations to the 2017 Recipient of the Hans A. Bethe Prize
Stuart L. Shapiro, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Congratulations to the 2017 Recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Astrophysics
Garrett Somers, Vanderbuilt University