May 16, 2023: JILA Graduate Student Connor Bice awarded the Richard Nelson Thomas Award
Connor Bice, a recently graduated JILA graduate student, has been awarded the 2023 Richard Nelson Thomas award.

Before graduating, JILA graduate student Connor Bice recently received the 2023 Richard Nelson Thomas Award. This annual award is given to the most outstanding graduate student in astrophysics at the University of Colorado Boulder in honor of Dr. Richard Nelson Thomas. Dr. Thomas was one of the founding members of JILA and an influential scientist in astrophysics. 

December 04, 2020: Loren Matilsky and Heather Wernke win 2020 R. N. Thomas Award
Loran Matilsky and Heather Wernke

The Richard Nelson Thomas Award was established by the friends and family of R.N. "Dick" Thomas to provide an annual award to the year's most outstanding graduate student in astrophysics. Each year, the JILA astrophysical faculty nominates outstanding students and vote to determine the recipient of the award.