Astronomy News

Erin Cox Wins Service Award

Published Date:April 27, 2015

Erin Cox was honored during Graduate Student Appreciation Week for assisting the Educational Equity Programs Office with their Initiatives to Promote Equity, Access, and Inclusion by serving as a volunteer during the past year. Congratulations, Erin!

Published Date: April 27, 2015

Celebrating Einstein's Relativity with Colliding Black Holes

Published Date:April 21, 2015

Nature magazine highlights the Kavli Special Plenary Talk by Prof. Stuart Shapiro at the April APS meeting, celebrating the centennial anniversary of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Shapiro's team simulated the collision of two supermassive black holes to accurately predict the radiation that could be detected in such a merger.

Published Date: April 21, 2015

Taylor Tobin is Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Published Date:April 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!

Published Date: April 7, 2015

Joaquin Vieira

Prof. Joaquin Vieira named Center for Advanced Study Fellow

Published Date:March 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.”

Published Date: March 30, 2015

Gammie selected for 2015 Simons Fellowship

Author: Siv Schwink

Published Date:March 18, 2015

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.

Published Date: March 18, 2015