Former UBC astrophysics PhD earns U.S. rising star award

UBC alumnus Jason Kalirai has been awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement in observational astronomy by an astronomer under the age of 36. Kalirai received a PhD in Astrophysics from UBC in 2004. He is currently working at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Maryland and serves as the deputy project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope.