Basu, Fischer, Urry named inaugural American Astronomical Society Fellows

Left to right: Sarbani Basu, Meg Urry, and Debra Fischer
March 6, 2020
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has named a trio of Yale astronomers among its inaugural class of fellows.

Sarbani Basu (Professor of Astronomy), Debra Fischer (Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy) and Meg Urry (Israel Munson Professor of Physics) are among the AAS members being honored for their original research, contributions to education and public outreach, and service to the field of astonomy.

“Sarbani Basu’s in-depth study of the dynamics of the sun, Debra Fischer’s discoveries of exoplanets, and Meg Urry’s mapping of black holes exemplify their drive to develop deeper understandings of the universe, and to develop innovative tools to see that which we had thought unseeable,” said Jeffrey Brock, dean of science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Yale News (March 5, 2020), “Basu, Fischer, Urry named inaugural AAS Fellows.