"Wendy Freedman to receive Heineman Prize for Astrophysics", By Steve Koppes, UChicago News
Prof. Wendy Freedman will receive the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, which recognizes outstanding mid-career work in astrophysics. Freedman, the John and Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, was cited “for her outstanding contributions and leadership role in using optical and infrared space- and ground-based observations of Cepheid stars, together with innovative analysis techniques, to greatly improve the accuracy of the cosmic distance scale and thereby constrain fundamental cosmological parameters.”