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Texas Tech Astrophysicist Named One of Top 10 Scientists to Watch

By: Glenys Young 

Alessandra Corsi is one of the pioneers of multi-messenger astronomy.

You could say Alessandra Corsi's rise to the top of her field has been meteoric, but in her case, the comparison falls short. After all, meteors burn brightly for only a short time as they disintegrate. A more apt analogy for this astrophysicist would be a shining star.

Corsi, the President's Excellence in Research Professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Physics & Astronomy, has been named to Science News magazine's sixth annual SN 10: Scientists to Watch. The list of 10 early- and mid-career scientists age 40 and under – all of whom are nominated by a Nobel laureate, a recently elected member of the National Academy of Sciences or an SN 10 alumnus – will be featured in the Oct. 10 issue of Science News. Honorees are chosen by the Science News staff for the potential to shape the science of the future.

"I am delighted and extremely honored to be included among this year's SN 10 researchers," Corsi said. "Working in the field of multi-messenger astronomy has been a wonderful, truly astronomical venture. I would not have achieved this result without the support of my family, the many colleagues I work with, and without the motivation that my students give me every day. I am grateful to all of them."

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