- Thesis Defense - Jessica Evans: Starbursts in Extragalactic Giant HII Regions -6/30/2016,
134 Astronomy, 1:00 p.m.
- Thesis Defense - Brian Fry - Supernova Shrapnel: Nearby Supernovae and Dust Transport in the ISM -7/1/2016,
- Journal Club -8/22/2016,
- Physics Colloquium:8/24/2016,
- Astronomy Colloquium - Ruobing Dong
Ruobing Dong, Ph.D Hubble Fellow Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Astronomy Department, UC Berkeley8/30/2016, 3:45 pm,
Star of the Week
HR 6535 SCO (HR 6535 Scorpii)
A seemingly innocuous sixth magnitude star buried in the Milky Way, HR 6535 was clearly too faint to merit a Greek letter and at 33 degrees south of the celestial equator really too far down in Scorpius for Flamsteed. A closer look reveals some remarkable properties. ...
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! ...
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 ...