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The 2023 Eddington Medal is awarded to Dr Monika Moscibrodzka

Dr Monika Moscibrodzka has been awarded the Eddington Medal, for her leading role in the award-winning imaging and modelling of the black holes in the centres of the galaxy M87 and our own Milky Way Galaxy. Dr Moscibrodzka carried out pioneering numerical simulations of these two black hole shadows observed by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration.


Monica Mościbrodzka earned her doctorate at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw in 2008. Afterwards, she moved to the United States, where she was part of the University of Nevada and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Currently she works as assistant professor at University Radboud in  Nijmegen, the Netherlands. 


The Eddington Medal is awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society for investigations of outstanding merit in theoretical astrophysics. It is named after Arthur Eddington. In the past the only Polish leureate of the Medal was Bohdan Paczyński in 1987.


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