- Journal Club - (No Journal Club Today)2/8/2016,
- Astronomy Colloquium - "Universal Biology, the Genetic Code and the First Billion Years of Life on Earth"
Nigel Goldenfeld, Department of Physics, Institute for Universal Biology and Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.2/9/2016, 3:45 pm,
- Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar - "Dusty swirls: Dust capture in protoplanetary disks by vortices"
Allycia Gariepy, UIUC2/10/2016, 12:00 pm,
- CSE Seminar - Debbie Levin / Particle Approaches for Modeling Multi-scale Nonequilibrium Flows
Debbie Levin2/10/2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
1040 National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
- Physics Colloquium: "Relating Cognitive Research to Teaching and Learning in Physics"
Jose Mestre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2/10/2016, 4:00 pm,
Star of the Week
GAMMA COL (Gamma Columbae)
Dropping south of Orion we run into the Hunter's prey, Lepus (the Hare) and then into the pretty triangle that makes the most prominent part of the modern constellation, Columba (the Dove), composed of the three brightest stars, Alpha, Beta, and Epsilon Columbae. Gamma Col oddly ranks not third in ...
Alumni Evening at Adler Planetarium on February 27
The Astronomy Department invites alumni and friends to an exclusive event at Adler Planetarium. Meet our faculty and hear about their latest discoveries. The evening includes a reception, a customized sky show, dinner with a panoramic view of Chicago, and a stroll through Adler exhibits. ...
Observations Reveal Dramatic New Evidence About Star, Planet Formation
A detailed study of young stars and their surroundings has produced dramatic new evidence about how the dusty disks that are the raw material for planets grow. The team, led by Dominique Segura-Cox, found that the disks around some of the protostars are larger than some theoretical models predict. ...
Twisted Magnetic Fields Give New Insights on Star Formation
Using new images that show unprecedented detail, scientists have found that material rotating around a very young protostar probably has dragged in and twisted magnetic fields from the surrounding area. Illinois astronomers Leslie Looney and Erin Cox lead the team studying the protostar. ...
DARK ENERGY SURVEY RELEASES EARLY DATA
Catalogs of galaxies and stars derived from the data collected during the Dark Energy Survey’s science verification season prior to beginning official observations have been released to the public. Astronomy buffs can download the data from NCSA, which manages data processing and archiving for DES. ...