- Journal Club
- Astronomy Colloquium - “Exploring Multiple Populations in Globular Clusters in the Milky Way and Beyond”
- Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar:"Boosting dark matter indirect detection with black holes"
- CSE Seminar - Negar Kiyavash / A Timing Approach to Causal Network Inference
- Physics Colloquium: No Colloquium
Star of the Week
XI-1 CMA (Xi-1 Canis Majoris)
In the central part of the Big Dog lies fourth magnitude (4.33) Xi-1 Canis Majoris. A hot blue class B (B0.5) subgiant (but see below), it's on the edge of rare class O and as such is fated to explode. At a distance of 1382 light years (give or take 117), Xi-1 is three times as far as Xi-2, the lat ...
Gammie selected for 2015 Simons Fellowship
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. ...
Astronomers see supernova split into four images by ‘cosmic lens’
A team of astronomers, including Ryan Foley from Illinois, have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The multiple images of the exploding star are caused by the powerful gravity of a foreground galaxy in a massive galaxy cluster. ...
Prof. Ryan Foley honored as Sloan Research Fellow
Illinois astronomer Ryan Foley has been selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Physics. Foley, a professor of astronomy and of physics, studies exploding stars and other celestial transient phenomena. Foley is one of 126 early-career scientists chosen for a two-year fellowship. ...
Astronomy Grad Student Awarded NSF Postdoc Fellowship
Rukmani Vijayaraghavan has been awarded a NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship is awarded annually to ~10 PhD astronomers. Ms. Vijayaraghavan will take her fellowship to the University of Virginia, where she will carry out a study of galaxy clusters. ...