For her spectacular results on the chemical composition and dynamics of stars in the inner regions of our Milky Way, the Astronomische Gesellschaft (German Astronomical Society) awards the Doctoral Thesis Prize to Anke Arentsen. She received her PhD from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and is currently a postdoc in the GALHECOS team at the astronomical observatory in Strasbourg.
Her PhD thesis was dedicated to Galactic Archeology and the oldest stars in our home galaxy. Anke Arentsen made important contributions to the understanding of the Milky Way and what it looked like at its infancy. She published the scientific results of her dissertation in several publications and successfully presented them at international conferences and public lectures.