Recent graduate Chandler Osborne along with Professor Samir Salim, have been awarded a Hubble Space Telescope Archival Grant to produce an HST/SDSS Atlas and Morphological Catalog of 7000 SDSS galaxies serendipitously imaged by HST and study a subset of 2000 galaxies at z<0.3 to elucidate the morphological transformation associated with star formation quenching.
IU Astronomy graduate student Laura Congreve Hunter passes her dissertation defense and completes all degree requirements for her PhD.
IU Astronomy graduate student Chandler Osborne passes his dissertation defense and completes all degree requirements for his PhD.
IU Astronomy graduate student Brandon Radzom participated in the 2023 NASA Planetary Science Summer School, a 3-month summer program for doctoral students, post-docs, and early faculty who are interested in science-driven robotic space exploration.
Recent PhD graduate Laura Congreve Hunter, Prof. Liese van Zee and collaborators (Prof Kristen B.W. Mc Quinn and Dr. Roger Cohn of Rutgers University) have been awarded 6 orbits of time with the Huble Space Telescope to observe nearby, low-mass, star forming galaxies in Cycle 31.
IU Astronomy graduate student Bobby Butler passes his dissertation defense and completes all degree requirements for his PhD.
IU Astronomy graduate student Alex Livernois passes his dissertation defense and completes all degree requirements for his PhD.
IU Astronomy / Physics graduate student Brendan Reed passes his dissertation defense and completes all degree requirements for his PhD.
IU Undergrad Isaac da Silva has just been awarded a TEAM-UP Together Scholarship by the Society of Physics Students, an organization of the American Institute of Physics. TEAM-UP partners include the American Astronomical Society and are sponsored by the Simons Foundation. Scholarships recognize students’ potential, intention, and commitment to continued academic development toward a bachelor’s degree in astronomy or physics. TEAM-UP’s goal is to double the number of Black bachelor’s degree earners in physics and astronomy by 2030.
IU astronomy faculty and students were well represented at this summer’s AAS meeting in Albuquerque.
Graduate students Armaan Goyal and Jessica Ranshaw, along with postdoctoral researcher Xian-Yu Wang from the IU Astronomy Department, were among the active participants at this year's Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science (ERES) conference.
Dr. Xian-Yu Wang has been honored as an Outstanding Graduate Student by the National Astronomical Observatory of China (NAOC) and Beijing Municipal Commission of Education.
Assistant Professor Songhu Wang's research is highlighted in an IU News Article.
Saturn’s rings are much younger than scientists once thought, according to new research from Indiana University Professor Emeritus of Astronomy Richard Durisen — and they are not here to stay.
This summer the Astronomy Department has inaugurated a new undergraduate research program, thanks to a generous gift from Russ and Marcia Palma. The Alice Palma Undergraduate Research Program is hosting five IU undergraduate students for the summer.
Two Astronomy graduate students, Lexi Gault and Brooke Kimsey-Miller have been awarded 2023 fellowships by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC), funded by NASA.
IU students, postdocs, and faculty were well represented at the annual meeting of the Division of Dynamical Astronomy (DDA) at Michigan State University during the week of May 8, 2023.
IU Astronomy graduate student Brandon Radzom has just been selected to participate in the 2023 NASA Planetary Science Summer School, a 3-month summer program for doctoral students, post-docs, and early faculty who are interested in science-driven robotic space exploration.
Congratulations to IU Astronomy major Rachael Weir and IU Physics Professor John Carini their successful observation of the April, 2023, total eclipse of the Sun in Exmouth, Australia.
Michele Scalco's paper on the relation between globular clusters’ internal rotation and stellar masses accepted for publication
Congratulations to Michele Scalco on his paper 'First observational evidence of a relation between globular clusters’ internal rotation and stellar masses' accepted for publication on Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters.
Congratulations to Alex Livernois on his paper 'Evolution of binary stars in the early evolutionary phases of ultra-faint dwarf galaxies' accepted for publication on Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Helen Link's Daffodil Gardens will be open to the public.
Congratulations to graduate student Brooke Kimsey-Miller, who is receiving a McCormick Science Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. The award provides support while she carries out research with Professor John Salzer.
“Hot Jupiter” exoplanets are among the easiest to find around other stars, but also are the rarest type of exoplanet found in our galaxy. Hot Jupiters have masses comparable or even larger than our own Jupiter but orbit very close to their host stars, often even closer to their stars than Mercury orbits our sun.
Graduate student Laurin Gray’s paper “Catching Tidal Dwarf Galaxies at a Later Evolutionary Stage with ALFALFA” has just been accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal.
In a paper "A New Physical Picture for Active Galactic Nuclei Lacking Optical Emission Lines" published in the Astrophysical Journal, recent IU graduate Chris Agostino and collaborators assembled the largest sample (~500) so far of low-redshift AGN that were detected in X-rays, but also had optical spectra available.
Graduate student Armaan Goyal, working with Songhu Wang, is exploring the architectures of exoplanet systems. Planets orbiting a given star are often strikingly similar in size and mass, and their distances from the host star are also spaced evenly.
IU Astronomy graduate students hosted a "Python for Astronomers" Crash Course on February 8 for undergraduates interested in astronomy or adjacent sciences.
NASA’s ExoExplorers program focuses on the professional development of graduate student and postdoc researchers at US and international institutions.
A great photo of some of our 241st AAS Meeting attendees representing IU.
A number of our students are headed to this years Astronomical Society Meeting being held in Seattle Washington January 8-12 and we got word that one of our students has already made news headlines.
Recent graduate John Miller Jr, who worked with Professor Salzer during his tenor at IU has published an e-print paper in collaboration with Profesor Salzer.
IU Astronomy graduate student Chris Macias passes his dissertation defense and complete all degree requirements for his PhD.
IU Astronomy students studying with Professor SongHu Wang participated in the 2022 Great Lakes Exoplanet Area Meeting