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Winners of the HEAD Mid-Career Prize

2017 Jon Miller

The 2017 HEAD Mid-Career Prize is awarded to Dr. Jon Miller for his seminal high resolution X-ray observations of accreting black hole systems. His work has fundamentally advanced our understanding of accretion disk winds and the dynamics of the infalling material produced by the tidal disruption of a star by a black hole.

2016 Sebastian Heinz

The 2016 HEAD Mid-Career prize was awarded to Professor Sebastian Heinz for unveiling the nature of the X-ray binary system Circinus X-1, which showed that the birth fields of neutron stars span a much larger range than previously thought, and for establishing the use of X-ray light echoes to make accurate measurements of Galactic distance.