Marie Heim-Vögtlin prize 2019
Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, Anne Verhamme was able to demonstrate that green pea galaxies emit large quantities of ionising photons. Therefore it seems very likely that it was galaxies that triggered the reionisation of the universe more than 13 billion years ago.
Anne Verhamme was able to conduct her research at the University of Geneva thanks to a Marie Heim-Vögtlin grant from the SNSF. In 2018, she was awarded an SNSF professorship and received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). She has three children.
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