- Journal Club
- Astronomy Colloquium - "Cosmology and Astrophysics with the Cosmic Microwave Background”
- Theoretical Astrophysics and General Relativity Seminar: “Listening for the Echoes of Inflation: An Update”
- CSE Seminar - Weng Cho Chew / Sesquicentennial Year of Maxwell’s Equations and Computational Electromagnetics
- Physics Colloquium: No Colloquium - APS March Meeting
Star of the Week
54 ERI (54 Eridani)
Immensely long, Eridanus, the River, winds from just northwest of Rigel, the seventh brightest star of the sky, deep into the southern hemisphere, where it ends at Achernar, number nine, both stars of magnitude zero. Not all of Eridanus's more modest stars are on the winding stream, however. On the ...
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. ...
2015 Iben Lecture - "What Scientists Know About The Big Bang"
The Astronomy Department is pleased to announce the 2015 Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lecture in Astronomy will be delivered by Prof. John Carlstrom of the University of Chicago, The lecture, "What Scientists Know About The Big Bang," will be at 7:00pm on March 4th in Lincoln Hall Theater. ...
Sculpting solar systems: Magnetic fields seen for first time
Illinois astronomy professor Leslie Looney (left) and former graduate student Ian Stephens, now at Boston University, studied a newborn star to see, for the first time, the magnetic field that will shape the planets of that star’s solar system. ...