- Preliminary Exam - Yixian Cao: Resolved Study of Molecular Isotope in Nearby Galaxies5/9/2016,
- Preliminary Examination - Susmita Adhikari - Outer Density Profiles of Accreting Dark Matter Halos5/10/2016,
Atlas Room, Astronomy Building
- Thesis Defense - Jessica Evans: Starbursts in Extragalactic Giant HII Regions6/30/2016,
134 Astronomy, 2:00 p.m.
- Thesis Defense - Brian Fry - Supernova Shrapnel: Nearby Supernovae and Dust Transport in the ISM7/1/2016,
- Journal Club -8/22/2016,
Star of the Week
1 AND 4 CEN (1 and 4 Centauri)
another two-for one special. The stars of Centaurus (the Centaur) have an odd naming history. The letters look as if Bayer had done his usual job in his great atlas, the Uranometria, Greek letters first then lower then upper case Roman. However, he could not see most of the constellation... ...
Illinois Astronomers Help Discover 'Dark Galaxy'
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. ...
Graduates Students win Awards
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 F ...
New Evidence for Near-Earth Supernova Explosions Test Illinois Astronomers' Predictions
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. ...
Prof. Joaquin Vieira Named to Far IR Surveyor Definition Team
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. ...