Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Ph.D.
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.
March 9, 2023
First images released from James Webb Space Telescope’s largest general observer program
The first images from the largest program in the James Webb Space Telescope’s first year show many types of galaxies. Scientists from the COSMOS-Web program released mosaic images taken in early January by the telescope. COSMOS-Web, co-led by principal investigator Jeyhan Kartaltepe, aims to map the earliest structures of the universe.
February 1, 2023
Doctoral offerings keep growing
RIT is growing its Ph.D. offerings, adding one new program in the fall of 2023 and two in 2024. This fall, Saunders College of Business will offer a Ph.D. in business administration. In 2024, the College of Liberal Arts will introduce a new doctoral degree in cognitive science and the College of Science will launch a Ph.D. in physics.
January 27, 2023
RIT scientists reach a milestone in the search for continuous gravitational waves
Scientists on the hunt for a previously undetected type of gravitational waves believe they are getting close and have refined techniques to use in upcoming observational runs. Researchers from the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration outlined the most sensitive search to date for continuous gravitational waves from a promising source in a paper recently published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
January 9, 2023
James Webb Space Telescope study reveals wide diversity of galaxies in the early universe
New data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have revealed that the structures of galaxies in the early universe were much more diverse and mature than previously known. RIT Associate Professor Jeyhan Kartaltepe said that JWST’s ability to see faint high redshift galaxies in sharper detail than Hubble allowed the team of researchers to resolve more features and see a wide mix of galaxies.
December 16, 2022
New study confirms the light from outside our galaxy brighter than expected
In a study led by RIT researchers, scientists analyzed new measurements showing that the light emitted by stars outside our galaxy is two to three times brighter than the light from known populations of galaxies, challenging assumptions about the number and environment of stars are in the universe.
December 14, 2022
RIT researchers receive NSF funding to further develop infrared detectors for astrophysics
The National Science Foundation will award Don Figer, director of RIT’s Center for Detectors and the Future Photon Initiative, more than $315,000 over the next year to continue work on a grant to provide the astronomy community with a new family of detectors that have very large formats, very low cost, and state-of-the-art performance.