Published Date:February 16, 2012
Neal K. Dalal, assistant professor of Astronomy, has been selected to receive a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Prof. Dalal is one of 126 early career scientists and researchers from 51 colleges and universities chosen for a two-year fellowship. His research interests lie in the studies of cosmic structure formation, inflation physics, and dark matter.
February 16, 2012
Published Date:December 9, 2011
The Astronomy Department congratulates Associate Professor of Astronomy Paul Ricker for being selected as a Center for Advanced Study (CAS) Associate in the 2012-13 academic year. Each year, Illinois faculty are invited to submit proposals for consideration by the CAS. Faculty members with winning proposals are appointed Associates and Fellows and awarded one semester of release time to pursue their projects in the coming academic year.
December 9, 2011
Published Date:December 1, 2011
An international team of astronomers, led by University of Illinois astronomy professor Tony Wong, has mapped in detail the star-birthing regions of the nearest star-forming galaxy to our own, a step toward understanding the conditions surrounding star creation. The researchers published their findings in the December issue of the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.
December 1, 2011
Published Date:November 29, 2011
On Monday, November 28, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy James B. Kaler sat down for an interview with WILL-AM's Focus program to talk about the winter sky. If you missed the interview and audience Q&A live, you can listen to it on the internet at WILL-AM on the web.
November 29, 2011
Published Date:October 1, 2011
The 21st Midwest Relativity Meeting will be held Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The meeting will cover a broad range of topics in gravitation physics, including classical and quantum gravity, numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology, gravitational waves and experimental gravity. As this is a regional meeting, many of the participants will be from the greater United States Midwest and Canada, but researchers and students from other areas are also welcome.
October 1, 2011