High school student wins Siemens competition

Benjamin Clark, a high school student from Pennsylvania, has won the $100K Siemens Science award for 2010.


Ben has worked with Cullen Blake at Princeton University on a project related to low-mass binary stars in SDSS data. Ben used the individual 15-minute spectra of SDSS stars to search for very short period binary systems. He then conducted a Monte Carlo simulation to estimate the efficiency with which such systems can be detected and estimated their overall rate of occurrence.

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