AAS Astronomy Ambassador, 2012 A professional development program providing mentoring, training, and access to resources and a network of contacts within the astronomy EPO community.
UC Davis Graduate Program Fellowship, Spring 2013 - $3,000
UC Davis Graduate Program Fellowship, Summer 2012 - $5,000
UC Davis Graduate Program Fellowship, Spring 2012 - $6,000
UC Davis Graduate Program Fellowship, Fall 2011 - $6,000
Hubble Space Telescope Cycle 18 GO-12377, 2010 DLSCL J0916+2953: A New Transverse Cluster Merger - $51,000
Chandra Space Telescope Cycle 12 GO-12800854, 2010 DLSCL J0916+2953: A New Transverse Cluster Merger - $30,000
Jacques Franquelin Award, 2006 A prestigious internal company award honoring those "who through their spirit of initiative, their creativity, or their sense of innovation and cooperation within the Group, contribute to the dynamism and development of Technip."
~20 are awarded amongst ~20,000 employees each year.
Selected (Recent) Publications
Wittman, D., Dawson, W.A., Benson, Bryant, 2013. Shedding light on the matter of Abell 781, MNRAS 2791W
Dawson, W.A., 2013. The Dynamics of Merging Clusters: A Monte Carlo Solution Applied to the Bullet and Musket Ball Clusters. ApJ 772 131
Wittman, D., & Dawson, W.A., 2012. Constraining Source Redshift Distributions with Gravitational Lensing. ApJ 756 140
Dawson, W.A.et al., 2012. Discovery of a Dissociative Galaxy Cluster Merger with Large Physical Separation. ApJ Letters 747 L42