Department News: 2014
Congratulations to Ian Remming for winning a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
April 17, 2014
Ian Remming is a second-year graduate student and a doctoral candidate. His research is focused on modeling magneto-hydrodynamical thermonuclear explosions in magnetized degenerate plasma in collaboration with Prof. Alexei Khokhlov.

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Department members: Alexei M. Khokhlov
Department students: Ian Remming

SPT Google Trekker Photos
April 9, 2014
Virtually visit the South Pole Telescope and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, which is operated by the National Science foundation via panoramic in Google Street View format. SPT is supported by NSF-OPP and DOE.

Photos taken by Kyle Story.

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Department members: John E. Carlstrom
Scientific projects: South Pole Telescope

Congratulations to Prof. Nick Gnedin for becoming a Fellow of the American Physical Society!
March 17, 2014
Congratulations to Prof. Nick Gnedin for becoming a Fellow of the American Physical Society!

His Citation: For pioneering work in computational cosmology, which has led to a deep understanding of the Lyman alpha forest and reionization of the universe.

Congratulations Nick!!!

Angela V. Olinto
Department Chair

His Fellowship will be celebrated at the April APS meeting in Savannah, Georgia,April 5-6, 2014.
New Fellows of the Division of Astrophysics.

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Department members: Nickolay Y. Gnedin, Angela V. Olinto

Congratulations to Dr. Bradford Benson!
March 13, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Bradford Benson, Associate Scientist at Fermilab, who joins the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics as a new Assistant Professor. Welcome Brad!

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Department members: Bradford A. Benson

Congratulations to Prof. D. Fabrycky!
February 18, 2014
Please join me in congratulating Daniel Fabrycky, who was selected as a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow!

Angela V. Olinto,
Department Chair

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Department members: Daniel Fabrycky, Angela V. Olinto

Congratulations to Hannah Diamond-Lowe!
February 17, 2014
Hannah Diamond-Lowe, an undergraduate student working with Prof. Jacob Bean, has received the BEST POSTER AWARD for her poster "A New Look at the Thermal Inversion of HD209458b" at the Exoclimes III conference in Davos, Switzerland.

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Department members: Jacob L. Bean

New CCD detector system shipped to Carnegie Observatories
January 23, 2014
A new detector system developed and built by the group of Prof. Jacob Bean in collaboration with Fermilab has been shipped to Carnegie Observatories today. The CCD detector offers an unprecedented infrared sensitivity and will enable new science with the LDSS3 spectrograph at the 6.5m Clay telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile where the system will be installed in March of this year.

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Department members: Jacob L. Bean, Andreas Seifahrt
Scientific projects: Magellan Telescopes