Astronomy News

Katrina Litke wins Ryan and Wyatt Awards

Published Date:May 3, 2015

The Astronomy Department congratulates 2015 graduate Katrina Litke on winning the Layla S. Ryan Scholarship, the Wyatt Memorial Award, and for being selected as a Class of 2015 Senior 100 Honorary. You make us proud!

Published Date: May 3, 2015


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