Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Ph.D.
July 25, 2023
RIT professor co-authors paper on new planetary formation findings
Joel Kastner, a professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and School of Physics and Astronomy, and a team of researchers with the European Southern Observatory have discovered new evidence of how planets as massive as Jupiter can form.
July 12, 2023
NASA releases spectacular image to celebrate James Webb Space Telescope
The Washington Post talks to Jeyhan Kartaltepe, associate professor in RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy, and Rebecca Larson, postdoctoral research associate in RIT’s School of Physics and Astronomy, about images from the James Webb Space Telescope.
July 6, 2023
RIT researchers discover most distant active black hole ever
An RIT postdoctoral researcher and an associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, along with a team behind the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey, have used new observations from the James Webb Space Telescope to confirm the existence of the most distant active supermassive black hole ever found.
June 29, 2023
RIT astrophysicist comments on supermassive binary black hole discovery
Astrophysicists using large radio telescopes to observe a collection of cosmic clocks in our galaxy have found evidence for gravitational waves that oscillate with periods of years to decades, according to a set of papers published Thursday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
June 12, 2023
Gravitational-wave detectors start next observing run to explore the secrets of the universe
According to scientists from across the globe—including those working on the project from RIT—this observing run by the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) collaboration features upgraded instruments, new and even more accurate signal models, and more advanced data analysis methods.
May 31, 2023
RIT scientists unveil Citizen Science Project to search for distant galaxies
In collaboration with NASA, RIT unveiled a website asking for volunteers to join an effort to take critical measurements that will aid astronomers in identifying the “fingerprints” of different chemical elements present in galaxies and measuring their distances.
May 8, 2023
Unfolding the universe
Associate Professor Jeyhan Kartaltepe has her hands full studying data from the most powerful observational instrument ever made, while continuing to bolster her reputation as a teacher and mentor. Her work has gotten the attention of the astronomy community worldwide.
May 8, 2023
RIT to award record number of Ph.D. degrees
RIT will confer a record 69 Ph.D. degrees during commencement May 12, marking a 53 percent increase from last year.
April 25, 2023
RIT graduate programs rank among best in nation in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ survey
RIT graduate degree programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual statistical survey of graduate programs.
April 14, 2023
RIT scientists aim to understand the history of light production in the universe through the CIBER-2 experiment
Scientists from RIT, Caltech, Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute will launch a rocket on Sunday for a short flight into space with the goal of resolving discrepancies about the sources of near-infrared light in the universe.
March 10, 2023
First images released from JWST’s largest general observer program
Tech Explorist features the first images from the largest program in the James Webb Space Telescope, COSMOS-Web, co-led by principal investigator Jeyhan Kartaltepe, associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
March 9, 2023
New images from James Webb telescope released, part of RIT co-led research project
WROC-TV features the first images from the largest program in the James Webb Space Telescope, COSMOS-Web, co-led by principal investigator Jeyhan Kartaltepe, associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy.