May 23, 2022
RIT student Olivia Young receives prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Astrophysical sciences and technology Ph.D. student Olivia Young earned a competitive fellowship from the National Science Foundation to develop machine learning algorithms that will help scientists use radio telescopes to study transient objects such as pulsars and fast radio bursts.
July 2, 2021
NSF renews funding for RIT to help detect and characterize low-frequency gravitational waves
The National Science Foundation renewed its support of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) with a $17 million grant over five years to operate the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center (PFC). RIT will receive $703,000 over the next five years to contribute research to the NANOGrav PFC.
January 15, 2021
College of Science experiences boom in sponsored research
Several School of Physics and Astronomy faculty secured large grants as principal investigators during a banner summer.
January 11, 2021
Measurements of pulsar acceleration reveal Milky Way’s dark matter density
Researchers have used pulsar measurements to help uncover new information about the density of dark matter in our home galaxy. In a new study led by RIT Associate Professor Sukanya Chakrabarti, researchers have now obtained the first direct measurement of the average acceleration taking place within the Milky Way.
November 25, 2020
The giant Arecibo Telescope has been severely damaged; an interview with RIT professor about the major loss
WROC-TV talks to Michael Lam, assistant professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, about his work with the second largest radio telescope in the world.
April 30, 2020
How could an explosive Big Bang be the birth of our universe?
Michael Lam, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, explains the Big Bang theory for the "Curious Kids" series published by The Conversation.
October 18, 2019
Detection of the most massive neutron star known
Assistant Professor Michael Lam from RIT and the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) detected the most massive neutron star known after 5-years of observations.