Elizabeth Lada

Elizabeth Lada is an American astronomer whose self-described research interests include "understanding the origin, properties, evolution and fate of young embedded clusters within molecular clouds".[1]

The American Astronomical Society honored her work by awarding her the Annie J. Cannon Prize in 1992.[2] She also was named as a Hubble Fellow during her work at the University of Maryland.[3][1] She was awarded a NSF CAREER award in 1999.[1][4] In 1998 she received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).[1][5]


Lada received her Bachelor of Science in Physics degree from Yale University in 1983 and her Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Texas in 1990.[1] Lada is currently Professor of Astronomy at the University of Florida.[1]


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  2. ^ "Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy". American Astronomical Society. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Listing of all Hubble Fellows 1990-2016". Space Telescope Science Institute. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "NSF Award Search: Advanced Search Results". NSF. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ "The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers: Recipient Details - National Science Foundation". NSF. Retrieved 1 July 2016.