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Hélène Ramseyer Dickel, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Dickel has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of astronomical research.

Authoring over 100 publications, Dr. Hélène Ramseyer Dickel has applied methods of radiative transfer modeling to star-forming regions and co-discovered the first formaldehyde maser in 1979.

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM, November 01, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Professor Hélène Ramseyer Dickel with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Dickel celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Dickel is a pioneer in the field of radio molecular spectroscopy, having produced some of the very first images of molecular distributions, utilizing the radio aperture synthesis technique with the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope in the Netherlands, the Very Large Array of Radio Telescopes of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and the millimeter array of the Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Association. Authoring over 100 publications, she has applied methods of radiative transfer modeling to star-forming regions and co-discovered the first formaldehyde maser in 1979. Currently serving as an emerita research professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Dickel has also been an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico, with which she has worked on the institution's Long Wavelength Array Project.

Dr. Dickel maintains affiliation with the International Scientific Radio Union, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Association for Women in Science. She is a past chair of the nominating committee of the American Astronomical Society, has been a member of the scientific organizing committee of Commission 40 on Radio Astronomy of the International Astronomical Union, and served as chair of the IAU Commission 5 Working Group on Nomenclature for seven years. Dr. Dickel was also a tour speaker for the American Chemical Society and a Shapley visiting lecturer for the American Astronomical Society earlier in her career.

Drawing upon a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Mount Holyoke College, and a Master of Arts as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Astronomy from the University of Michigan, Dr. Dickel previously served as a visiting astronomer in the Netherlands and Australia and was a longtime collaborator at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for nearly a decade. Earlier in her career, she flourished as a visiting fellow in the division of radiophysics at the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization in New South Wales, Australia, and a research associate in astronomy at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dickel along with her husband, John R. Dickel (also an astronomer) have enjoyed entertaining students in their home over the years. Besides "make-your-own" pizza nights with graduate students, they hosted/worked with students from small colleges during the student's "January Term Research Opportunity" and were also "Faculty Friends" for over ten years for the Snyder Residence Hall on the University of Illinois Campus. In her spare time, Dr. Dickel enjoys ice dancing, having attained a US Figure Skating Association silver ice dancer in 2002, as well as cross country skiing, canoeing, hiking and singing in her church choir.

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