Beller Lectureship for Selma de Mink
On 30 January, Selma de Mink, astronomer of the University of Amsterdam, received the prestigious Beller Lectureship from the American Physical Society (APS) in Washington, DC. Every year, this distinction is awarded to three prominent scientists from outside the United States.
The Beller Lectureship provides funding and support to bring distinguished physicists from abroad to present invited talks at APS meetings. De Mink was nominated for the prize by the division of Gravitational waves and the division of Astrophysics from the APS.
De Mink is assistant professor and MacGillavry Fellow at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy. She leads a research group that investigates the life cycle of double stars and the emergence of black holes.