Congratulations to our visiting graduate student Xian-Yu Wang for passing his remote dissertation defense last week in his home institution, the National Astronomical Observatories of China.
Congratulations to graduate student Brandon Radzom on the publication of his research on extragalactic X-ray sources discovered with the Chandra X-Ray Telescope.
Recent Ph.D. graduate Justin Kader has published the first of three papers on globular clusters in the southern Galactic bulge. In this paper, Justin presents evidence for multiple stellar populations in 14 globular clusters.
IU Astronomy's Derek Sikorski has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa (ΦBK) this semester. ΦBK is the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the country and only a very select number of students at member institutions are elected annually.
Professor Liese van Zee participated in several meetings of the International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunications Sector (ITU-R) as a member of the US delegations to Working Party 7C, Working Party 7D, and Study Group 7.
Congratulations to Astronomy Professor John Salzer, who has been named a 2022 Provost Professor by the campus. Salzer has been a member of the department since 2007.
Visiting Professor Zack Maas has been interviewed by the AAS Journal Author Series for his recent paper The Galactic Distribution of Phosphorus: A Survey of 163 Disk and Halo Stars in collaboration with Keith Hawkins, Natalie Hinkel, Phillip Cargile, IU alumnus Steven Janowiecki, and Tyler Nelson.
IU Astronomy graduate students participated in the inaugural STEM Exploration Day at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2022. The event attracted thousands of kids and families to share the excitement of science and to highlight successful women in STEM as positive role models.
Postdoctoral scholar Václav Pavlík and Enrico Vesperini have recently published their third paper on dynamics in star clusters using computer simulations. Their current work focuses on the influence of an initially radially anisotropic velocity distribution on primordial binaries and mass segregation.
Several graduate students of the IU Astronomy department attended and presented at the 2022 Emerging Researchers in Exoplanet Science (ERES) Symposium which took place July 31st - August 2nd at Penn State.
Madison Markham, of Colgate University, spent 10 weeks working with Professor Liese van Zee and graduate student Laura Hunter analyzing optical spectra of nearby galaxies as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program run by IU's Physics Department.
Our own Professor Samir Salim has received a 2022 Trustees Teaching Award based on his outstanding performance in both classroom teaching and mentoring.
We are thrilled to report that Professor Liese van Zee is receiving the 2022 Mary Burgan Distinguished Service Award for the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The Award recognizes the essential role that faculty play in service to the campus, the community, the state, and the nation.
Graduate student Laura Congreve Hunter and collaborators including IU faculty member Liese van Zee have published a study of the timescale over which stellar feedback drives turbulence in the interstellar medium.
Undergraduate student Katherine Zine and her faculty advisor, Samir Salim, have recently published a paper examining systematic effects when spectral energy distributions (SEDs) are used to derive the physical properties of galaxies, particularly merged galaxies.
Professor Enrico Vesperini and his students are exploring the dynamical evolution of multiple stellar populations in globular star clusters with funding from the National Science Foundation.
Graduate Student Samantha Brunker and Professor John Salzer were awarded 25 orbits with the Hubble Space telescope to search for ionizing radiation escaping from compact star-forming galaxies in the nearby Universe.
New Astronomy Publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.