Dr. Chung-Pei Michele Ma, University of California, Berkeley, is one of the recipients of the American Physical Society 2003 awards. Dr. Ma was received the Maria Goeppert-Mayer award. Her citation reads: "For her important contributions to theoretical astrophysics, particularly in the areas of relativistic evolution of density perturbations, testing of structure formation models with massive neutrinos, and the clustering and dynamics of dark matter halos around galaxies."
The purpose of the Maria Goeppert-Mayer award is to recognize and enhance outstanding achievement by a woman physicist in the early years of her career, and to provide opportunities for her to present these achievements to others through public lectures in the spirit of Maria Goeppert-Mayer. The award consists of $2,500 plus a $4,000 travel allowance to provide opportunities for the recipient to give lectures in her field of physics at four institutions and at the meeting of the Society at which the award is bestowed and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The award will be presented annually.