Jasmine GillMeet Jasmine Gill. During her time at Embry-Riddle, she was part of the research team that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Now she’s heading to Harvard to pursue a PhD, but not before she developed an outreach program encouraging students in Arizona Native American communities to go to college.

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  • Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Astrophysics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, graduating summa cum laude, and will pursue a Ph.D. at Harvard University
  • Youngest member of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory)-Virgo collaboration and was a part of a global team of scientists who helped discover the existence of gravitational waves, which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Co-recipient of the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the Princess of Asturias Award given by His Majesty the King of Spain, the UK Royal Astronomical Society 2017 Group Achievement Award in Astronomy, and the Bruno Rossi prize in High Energy Astrophysics from the American Astronomical Society
  • Co-author of more than 70 scientific publications with over 9,000 citations and has given over 30 invited talks at universities, government summits, and media conclave
  • Co-developed 10-year educational outreach program in the largest Native American reservation in the United States to promote higher education in STEM fields by educating Arizona high school students on financial aid and scholarship opportunities, distributing a free 6-month course on SAT/ACT preparation, and introducing local astrophysics research opportunities




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