AST had the largest contingent of student presenters at the Astronomical Society of New York's annual meeting
Friday, December 8, 2017 —
On November 10-11, AST students, faculty, and postdocs attended the annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of New York at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Three students (Kevin Cooke, Yashashree Jahdav, and Chi Nguyen) gave talks at the meeting while five students (Victoria Butler, Annie Dickson Vandervelde, Trent Seelig, Meaghann Stoelting, and Brittany Vanderhoof) presented posters. AST had the largest contingent of student presenters at the meeting and all were well-received.
AST Faculty publish research on Merging Binary Black Holes
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 —
Sukanya Chakrabarti and co-author Richard O'Shaughnessy (SMS Faculty) published a paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.09407 on "The Contribution Of Outer HI Disks To The Merging Binary Black Hole Population"
The Astrophysical Sciences and Technology (AST) PhD program had a record number of graduates in 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017 —
The Astrophysical Sciences and Technology program had a record number of PhDs graduating this year including Dmitry Vorobiev (Spring 2017), Andy Lipnicky (Summer 2017), Yuanhao “Harry” Zhang (Summer 2017), Triana Almeyda (Summer 2017), Alexander Rasskazov (Summer 2017), and Dennis Bowen (Fall 2017).
Dr. Michael Zemcov, as a member of the SPHEREx mission proposal team, wins 2 million NASA grant
Thursday, August 31, 2017 —
Dr. Michael Zemcov is a co-I on the SPHEREx mission proposal, led by principal investigator James Bock, receiving a $2 million NASA grant to conduct a 9 month concept study. Dr. Zemcov’s main involvement will be on data reduction and analysis of the mission as well as other aspects of science and technology development.