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Yang Huang (黄样) Long Wang (王龙)
At the 99th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union(IAU) Executive Committee on June 12, 2017, the first winners of the IAU PhD Prize for the year of 2016 were announced. Two of the former PhD students at PKU, Long Wang(王龙) and Yang Huang(黄样) have been selected in Division H.
The IAU PhD Prize is open to candidates from any country, regardless of whether the country has an IAU National Membership. Candidates for the IAU PhD Prize were required to submit, among other items, an abstract of their thesis that is suitable for public consumption, a 1500-word thesis summary, three letters of recommendation (including one from the PhD advisor) and a CV. The winner of each Division was decided by the Division’s own standards and methods — guided by the Division Steering Committee.