Gaudi joins 2024 class of American Astronomical Society Fellows
Scott Gaudi, Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration and a Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Astronomy at The Ohio State University, has been named a 2024 Fellow of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
The 21 fellows are being recognized for original research and publications, innovative contributions to astronomical techniques or instrumentation, significant contributions to education and public outreach and noteworthy service to astronomy and to AAS.
“I’m incredibly honored to be selected as one of the 2024 AAS Fellows,” said Gaudi. “It is gratifying to me to be recognized not only for my scientific achievements in the field of exoplanets, but also for my efforts in community consensus building and strategic planning. Of course, none of this would be possible without the contributions from all the individuals and members of the teams I have worked with over the past 27 years.”
The fellowship recognizes Gaudi’s “key scientific contributions to the development of the field of exoplanet detection and characterization, extensive public service leadership in exoplanet science via community building, and strategic and mission planning,” according to a news release from AAS. Gaudi’s research focuses on the search for and characterization of exoplanets, and he has discovered over 100 exoplanets.
He was nominated by Victoria Meadows, a professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington and a 2022 AAS Fellow.
The American Astronomical Society is a major international organization of professional astronomers, astronomy educators and amateur astronomers. AAS was established in 1899 and is based in Washington, D.C. The society’s membership of about 8,200 individuals includes astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others whose research and educational interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising the astronomical sciences.