Astronomy News

Astronomy News

  • 4/7/2015
    Taylor Tobin has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Taylor is one of 35 Astronomy students across the country to be awarded this prestigious fellowship. Congratulations, Taylor!
  • 3/30/2015
    Assistant Professor Joaquin Vieira has been named a Center for Advanced Study Fellow and Beckman Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. Prof. Vieira will spend time pursuing his research project “Observing the Birth of the Universe: Building and Deploying a New Camera for the South Pole Telescope.”
  • 3/18/2015Siv Schwink writer Siv Schwink by Siv Schwink published by Siv Schwink
    Professor Charles Gammie has been named a 2015 Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics by the Simons Foundation. Gammie will use the fellowship to continue his leading-edge theoretical work in black hole astrophysics while on sabbatical next academic year at the University of Oxford in the UK.
  • 3/5/2015
    A team of astronomers, including Ryan Foley from Illinois, have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The multiple images of the exploding star are caused by the powerful gravity of a foreground galaxy in a massive galaxy cluster.
  • 2/23/2015
    Illinois astronomer Ryan Foley has been selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics. Foley, a professor of astronomy and of physics, studies exploding stars and other celestial transient phenomena. Foley is one of 126 early-career scientists chosen for a two-year fellowship.