16 Students Graduate from Astronomy
Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2016 for a job well done! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud!
A team of researchers, including astronomers at the University of Illinois, have uncovered the existence of a dwarf "dark galaxy" lurking nearly 4 billion light-years away from Earth. The discovery was made using the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
Several graduate students have won awards recently. Erin Cox and Dominique Segura-Cox have won the Graduate College Academic Excellence and Good Citizenship Award. Andrew Nadolski is one of the winners of the 2016 NSF Graduate Fellowship. Miguel Holgado won a DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations to all!
Evidence of two near-Earth supernova explosions appears in the current issue of Nature. Prof. Brian Fields discusses these new findings and how nearby supernovae could affect the Earth.
Joaquin Vieira, Assistant Professor of Astronomy and leader of the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at Illinois, has been named to the Science and Technology Definition Team for NASA's upcoming Far IR Surveyor, one of four flagship astronomy missions selected for the 2020 Decadal Survey.