Outstanding Alumnus Award


Victoria Rodriguez and Steven Vogt      Steven Vogt and Jasmine Marsh      Victoria Rodriguez and Jasmina Marsh      Steven Vogt receives his award at convocation

Pictured left to right: Steven Vogt receives his 2004 award for Outstanding Alumnus from Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Victoria Rodríguez; Jasmina Marsh, a graduate student in Astronomy, is congratulated by Steven Vogt for receiving the Steven S. Vogt Fellowship for 2004-2005; Victoria Rodríguez congratulates Ms. Marsh on her award; and Steven Vogt and Jasmina Marsh receive congratulations at spring convocation.

STEVEN S. VOGT, Astronomer and Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, received his doctorate in Astronomy from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978.  Dr. Vogt is an eminent astronomer at the University of California Observatories/Lick Observatory and is known worldwide for designing and building a high-resolution spectrometer, an instrument critical to observations and discoveries about the planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe.  He is also an active researcher who has invented a novel technique, "Doppler imaging,' for mapping the surface features of stars.  Dr. Vogt and his team are credited with detecting a majority of the 100 planets now known.

Dr. Vogt is the recipient of numerous national and international awards in recognition of his exceptional research, innovation, and discoveries.  These awards include the Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award, the Grand Prix Lallemand of the Académie des Sciences de France, the Carl Sagan Memorial Award of the American Astronautical Society and The Planetary Society, and the Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize of the American Astronomical Society.

Dr. Vogt received his bachelor's degrees in Physics and Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1972 and his master's degree in Astronomy from UT Austin in 1974.

The Graduate School has awarded the Steven S. Vogt Fellowship for 2004-2005 to Jasmina Marsh, a doctoral student in Astronomy.


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