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March 6, 2024

Dr. Lorenzo Gavassino wins the MERAC Prize

Dr. Lorenzo Gavassino, a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics and member of the VandyGRAF Initiative, has been awarded the 2024 MERAC Prize in Theoretical Astrophysics for his PhD thesis. The prize is awarded by the European Astronomical Society. His thesis focused on a thermodynamics-based formulation of relativistic viscous hydrodynamics for multi-messenger and gravitational astronomy.⁠ Additional information about the prize is available here: