- OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF THE ROLE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS IN STAR FORMATION, NICHOLAS SZANDOR HAKOBIAN
6/27/2013, 10:00 am
- From clouds to cores to envelopes to disks: a multi-scale view of magnetized star formation
7/10/2013, 4:00 pm
- David Rebolledo, "Gas Distribution, Star Formation and Giant Molecular Cloud Evolution in Nearby Spiral Galaxies"
7/11/2013, 3:00 pm
- The Environmental Impact of High- and Low-Mass Stars:from Formation to Main Sequence, Ian Stephens Thesis Defense
7/24/2013, 2:00 pm
- Physics Colloquium:
8/28/2013, 4:00 pm
Star of the Week
SotW 06/07/2013: 45 Leonis
Rho Leonis, 6.5 degrees southeast of Regulus, seems to be a veritable magnet for variable stars. Surrounding it within a circle of two degrees radius are sixth magnitude 44 (or DE) Leonis, 49 (TX) Leonis, and 45 (CX) Leonis, the numbers from the Flamsteed catalogue, the double letters indicating variability. While at nominal magnitude 6.04 the faintest of them, CX (45) is probably also the most interesting. ...
Astronomy projects awarded access to Blue Waters supercomputer
Three projects led by Astronomy faculty members were among 22 projects recently awarded access to the Blue Waters supercomputer which is capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and of working with quadrillions of bytes of data. Robert Brunner and Athol Kemball of the Astronomy Department received exploratory awards on Blue Waters, and Stuart Shapiro of the Physics and Astronomy Departments received a substantial award of time on Blue Waters. ...
Illinois Alum John Hawley Wins 2013 Shaw Prize in Astronomy
Illinois alumnus John F. Hawley has been named a co-winner of the 2013 Shaw Prize in Astronomy. The Shaw Prize is an international award which honors individuals who have achieved significant breakthroughs in scientific research. Hawley will share the $1 million prize with University of Oxford astronomer Stephen Balbus. Hawley earned his PhD in Astronomy from the Illinois in 1984, and joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1987, where he currently is the Associate Dean for Science. ...
Campus Observatory Telescope Renovation
Several large pieces of the 117-year-old 12-inch telescope in the University of Illinois Observatory will be removed by crane through the dome of the observatory Wednesday (May 22) beginning at about 11 a.m. in preparation for transport to Ray Museum Studios in Swarthmore, Pa. for renovation. The telescope will return to campus in late August 2013 and be ready for this years Homecoming Observatory Open House on Oct. 25. ...