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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) announces the selection of the 2021-22 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.
Sinclaire's research focuses on studying the enigmatic population of dusty star-forming galaxies in the early Universe.
UMass student Meredith Stone and Amherst College student Lena Treiber awarded the Goldwater Scholarship.
"The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering,and mathematics in the United States, seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniorswho show exceptional promise of becoming this Nation’s next generation of research leaders in these fields."
Kate is a Physics major with a concentration in Astronomy, who is working on a project to understand star formation in nearby galaxies.
Astronomy Faculty Narayanan and Schloerb Among the Authors of Groundbreaking EHT Publication on Black Hole's Magnetic Field
Profs. Gopal Narayanan and Pete Schloerb are among the authors of a new publication by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration on the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy M87. This new paper shows, for the first time, the signatures of the magnetic field surrounding the black hole. These observations help illuminate how black holes launch powerful, galactic-scale jets.
“Congratulations to recent Three-Minute Thesis Image of Research winners representing CNS! #Astronomy graduate student Sarah Betti was voted Graduate School Favorite and #Biology graduate student Joshua Moyer was voted People’s Choice.
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Join UMass Astronomers for a live broadcast from the Sunwheel on Saturday, March 20, the first day of Spring! The webinar-format broadcasts will begin at 7 a.m. for sunrise and 6:30 p.m. for sunset, and will be streamed live from the center of the Sunwheel.
The UMass Sunwheel is a solar calendar made up of a stone circle, like England’s famous Stonehenge. Also like Stonehenge, the Sunwheel’s standing stones mark the location of the rising and setting sun during equinoxes and solstices. This unique calendar circle was designed by the late UMass professor of astronomy Judith Young, and has hosted public events celebrating the change of seasons since 1997
During the presentations Stephen Schneider will explain the changing positions of the sun, moon and Earth, and how the standing stones of the Sunwheel act as a calendar to mark the start of each season. He and other UMass astronomers at the webinar will be available to answer questions about the Sunwheel as well as questions about astronomy.
This 3-week summer program is taught by Astronomy Graduate Student Sarah Betti, assisted by other graduate students.
Prof. Schloerb has been honored by the ARCS Foundation (www.arcsfoundation.org) with an induction to their Alumni Hall of Fame for 2021, for `leadership and vision in the development of the Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano, which played a significant role in capturing the first image of a black hole, confirming Einstein's theory of general relativity.
More information can be found at: https://www.arcsfoundation.org/scholars/alumni-hall-fame
Congratulations to Porf. Schloerb!