- Journal Club -
Celeste Lü10/12/2015, 12:00 pm,
- Astronomy Colloquium - "Deeper, Wider, Faster: A multi-facility, multi-wavelength search for the fastest bursts in the sky"
Dr. Jeff Cooke, Swinburne University
- Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar
Eric Petersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign10/14/2015, 12:00 pm,
- Physics Colloquium: "What is Quantum Gravity?"
Rob Leigh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign10/14/2015, 4:00 pm,
- Journal Club -
Di Wen10/19/2015, 12:00 pm,
Star of the Week
KAPPA AQL (Kappa Aquilae) with a look at neighboring U AQL (U Aquilae)
Massive stars attract us, and unassuming Kappa Aquilae does not disappoint. The southernmost Greek-lettered star in Aquila (the Eagle), just five degrees north of the border with Sagittarius, Kappa Aql is a hot (26,400 Kelvin) class B (B0.5) "giant" 1700 light years away, give or take a couple hund ...
New Astronomy Faculty
The Astronomy Department is pleased to welcome two new faculty members, Xin Liu and Yue Shen, for the Fall 2015 semester. Prof. Liu was recently a Hubble Fellow at UCLA. Prof. Shen was a Hubble Fellow at Carnegie Observatories. Please join us in welcoming Xin and Yue to the University of Illinois! ...
Newly Promoted Astronomy Faculty
The Astronomy Department congratulates Robert Brunner on his promotion to full professor, effective Fall 2015. Prof. Brunner's research program spans several different areas, including the application of data mining and machine learning to astronomy and data-intensive computing in cosmology. ...
Rogue supernovas likely flung into space by black hole slingshots
Rogue supernovas that explode all alone in deep space present an astronomical mystery. Where did they come from? How did they get there? The likely answer: a binary black hole slingshot, according to a new study by Ryan Foley, a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Illinois. ...
NASA's Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto. After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday. ...