Tonima Tasnim Ananna, a Bangladeshi astrophysicist, has secured place among 10 early- and mid-career scientists for their groundbreaking research.
The 29-year-old scientist was recognised for her remarkable research on black holes, according to The SN 10: Scientists to Watch, published by The Science News on 30 September.
According to the report, the Bangladeshi-American woman has drawn the most complete picture yet of black holes across the world – where they are, how they grow and how they affect their environments.
This year's honorees are focusing on questions of huge societal importance, including how teen suicide can be prevented, what the ingredients are in wildfire smoke that damage health, and whether there is a better way to monitor earthquakes.
Others are trying to understand how weird and wonderful the universe is – from exploring how many black holes are out there to uncovering the drama that unfolds when life divvies up its genetic material, as per the reports.
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The US-based organisation has been preparing a young and mid-level scientists list for the past six years. The listed scientists are age 40 or under and selected for their potential to shape the science of the future.