8 September 2023

Annika Rudolph receives PhD-thesis prize from German Astronomical Society

Annika RudolphFor her work on high-energy astrophysical phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts, the German Astronomical Society has awarded a PhD-Thesis Prize to NBIA post-doc Annika Rudolph. The prize is awarded to a young astronomer for the best PhD thesis of the past calendar year. The PhD thesis titled “Emission of Multiple Messengers from Gamma-Ray Bursts” was based on work performed at the Humboldt University of Berlin and DESY Zeuthen, and defended in 2022 with overall grade "summa cum laude.” In her thesis, Annika explored gamma-ray bursts as potential sources of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, making multi-wavelength photon and neutrino predictions with state-of-the-art numerical models. Annika is now part of the AstroNu group lead by Irene Tamborra, where she continues her research on multi-messenger astrophysics.