March 31, 2022
The Heising-Simons Foundation today announced Michael Zhang, California Institute of Technology, Astronomy Ph.D.’22, as a recipient of the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship. He is among eight fellows selected for 2022. Zhang will be joining the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Fall term as a postdoctoral researcher as part of the fellowship, which was established in 2017 by the Heising-Simons Foundation, and named for the first exoplanet discovered orbiting a Sun-like star.
The 51 Pegasi b Fellowship provides up to $385,000 of support for independent research over three years; time and space to establish distinction and leadership in the field; mentorship by an established faculty member at the host institution; and an annual summit to develop professional networks, exchange information and ideas, and foster collaboration.