Thomas Holoien was working in Chile when he learned of the event and directed additional telescopes toward it.
Priya Donti and Kelly Kochanski also are coauthors on a June paper identifying key climate change effects on which machine learning could have an impact.
The laboratory focused on Coon's work modeling complicated ice and soil physics.
The University of California, Berkeley, professor will receive the 2020 George E. Valley Prize for outstanding scientific contributions to physics.
Fellow Max Bremer took on a hurricane-flooding simulation and blew away limits on its performance.
Chemical & Engineering News recognizes her work on computational techniques that tackle large, quantum-scale chemical models.