RIT CCRG researchers who contributed to this amazing discovery include AST Students: Jam Sadiq, Brennan Ireland, Yuanhao (Harry) Zhang, Dennis Bowen, Jake Lange, & Zachary Silberman and AST Faculty: John Whelan, Jason Nordhaus, Carlos Lousto, Manuela Campanelli, Johsua Faber, & Yosef Zlochower. Also including Physics Undergradute student Monica Rizzo.
RIT's Senior Lecturer Brian Koberlein, Professor Michael Richmond, and Ph.D. student Kevin Cooke join radio host Evan Dawson's Monthly Science Roundtable for adiscussion about a possible Planet Nine beyond the orbit of Pluto. The evidence for the claim as well as possible problems with the evidence are examined as they take questions from the audience about the claim and planetary science.
Scientists, including AST Faculty Donald Figer, at Rochester Institute of Technology and Raytheon Vision Systems are getting closer to developing infrared detectors grown on silicon wafers for ground-based astronomy. Other application areas—such as homeland security, remote sensing and biomedical imaging—could also benefit from the technology.
Alexander presented a talk at the "28th TEXAS Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics" in Geneva, Switzerland December 13-18. Mr. Rasskazov's talk was entitled "Pulsar timing detection of gravitational waves from binary supermassive black holes".
Podcast: Jorge Salazar from TACC discusses the mysteries of black holes with Manuela Campanelli, professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation.
Dr. Andy Robinson, recent AST graduate Dr. Davide Lena and current AST Ph.D. student Triana Almeyda presented results from several research projects at the Torus 2015 Workshop, hosted by the University of Southhampton in Winchester, UK, September 14 - 17. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss recent progress in understanding the so-called "dusty molecular torus", that surrounds the central supermassive back holes in active galactic nuclei. Triana was selected to give an oral presentation on her work developing computer simulations of the time-dependent response of the infrared dust emission from the torus to variations in the AGN luminosity. Dr. Robinson’s team also presented posters based on three recent publications, led by Dr. Lena (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...806...84L), AST Ph.D. student Billy Vazquez (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...801..127V) and former post-doc Dr. Dinalva Sales (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...799...25S).