- Astronomy Colloquium - "Observational Planet Formation — A Brand New Field in Astronomy"
Ruobing Dong, Ph.D Hubble Fellow Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley8/30/2016, 3:45 pm,
- CSE Seminar - Rebecca L. Smith / Improving Infectious Disease Control
Rebecca Smith is a veterinary epidemiologist focused on using modeling to improve disease control. She received her DVM from Cornell University in 2005, an MS in biosecurity and risk analysis from Kansas State University in 2007, and a PhD in epidemiology from Cornell University in 2011. She joined the faculty of the UIUC College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, and in 2016 became a Faculty Fellow at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Her work, which has been funded by NIH, NSF, and USDA, bridges the fields of biomedical sciences, economics, mathematics, and computer science.8/31/2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm,
1030 National Center for Supercomputing Applications
- Physics Colloquium: “Thermalization, Charge Ordering, and other Recent Developments in Artificial Spin Ice”
Peter Schiffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign8/31/2016, 4:00 pm,
- Astronomy Colloquium - Neal Dalal
Neal Dalal, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, U of I9/6/2016, 3:45 pm,
- Physics Colloquium: Peter Abbamonte
Peter Abbamonte, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign9/7/2016, 4:00 pm,
Star of the Week
XI SCO (Xi Scorpii)
The star is a bit of a bouncing ball. Ptolemy put in Libra, while Bayer moved it to Scorpius as Xi Sco. Flamsteed then put it back into Libra as Xi Librae. Because it was number 51 on his list in that constellation, it also became known as 51 Librae. ...
New and Newly Promoted Faculty
We begin the new academic year with several new and newly promoted members of our faculty: Jessica Evans, Matthew Turk, Paul Ricker, and Edward Seidel. ...
Mani Chandra Named Second Chu Award Winner
Graduate student Mani Chandra has been named the second recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Hsiang-Pai and Wen-Hua Chu Department of Astronomy Excellence in Research Graduate Student Award. Congratulations! This award is now fully endowed and it will be awarded annually. ...
Illinois Astronomer finds Universe expanding faster than expected
Using Hubble Telescope observations of exploding stars, Prof. Ryan Foley and collaborators have revised upwards the rate of cosmic expansion. ...
16 Students Graduate from Astronomy
Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2016 for a job well done! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud! ...