We're thrilled that Dr. Jamee Elder, collaborator and recurring visitor on our gravitational wave project and former Heinrich Hertz fellow, has won the 2021 Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics for her paper ''On the 'direct detection' of gravitational waves''. The topic of the 2021 competition was "Measurement practices in the physical sciences: correlation, calibration and stabilization", with the selection committee consisting of Alisa Bokulich, Hasok Chang, Daniel Mitchell and Wendy Parker. Each winner receives $1000, will present their paper at a workshop to be held at Duke University (provisionally scheduled for April 7-9 2022), and is invited to have their paper considered for publication in the journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. Dr. Elder is our second Heinrich Hertz Fellow to receive the Du Châtelet Prize, following up on Dr. Josh Eisenthal who won the prize last year.
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