Astronomy News

Astronomers at Illinois shed light on how galaxies formed

Published Date:December 6, 2017

Prof. Joaquin Vieira, grad students Kedar Phadke and SreeVani Jarugula, and undergrad Sydney Lower are among the astronomers who have made recent discoveries about how galaxies were formed...

Published Date: December 6, 2017


Astro Grad Daniel George won first place at Super Computing 2017 conference student research competition!

Published Date:November 17, 2017

Daniel George won first place in the SC17 ACM Student Research Competition!! This work included new deep learning algorithms, black hole simulations with the Einstein Toolkit, and LIGO gravitational wave data analysis. Congratulations, Daniel!

Published Date: November 17, 2017


Vieira and Phadke to be Among First to Observe with Hubble Successor

Published Date:November 14, 2017

Prof. Joaquin Vieira and graduate student Kedar Phadke will be among the first astronomers to observe with NASA’s $10B James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2019.

Published Date: November 14, 2017


Prof. Gabrielle Allen Elected a 2017 Fellow of the APS

Published Date:October 20, 2017

It is a great pleasure to proudly announce that our own Prof. Gabrielle Allen was elected a 2017 Fellow of the APS. Being elected an APS Fellow is a major recognition of her professional accomplishment from the leading organization of physicists. She provides international leadership in development of widely-used simulation frameworks for numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, and other areas...

Published Date: October 20, 2017


Astronomy Building Gets Conservation Award

Published Date:October 19, 2017

The Astronomy Building recently underwent an overhaul of its HVAC system, which led to a dramatic decrease in our energy use. As a result, Astronomy is being awarded a 2017 Energy Conservation Incentive Program (ECIP) award! Congratulations!

Published Date: October 19, 2017