Hilldale lecture draws noted astrophysicist with climate message

Noted astrophysicist Frank Shu will talk about reversing climate change when he visits the University of Wisconsin–Madison to deliver the Hilldale Lecture in the Physical Sciences.

Oct.06.2016 | Continue Reading »

Mind the Dust!

Space travel at relativistic speeds has its dangers - just ask our very own Alex Lazarian and Badger alumni Thiem Hoang and Blakesley Burkhart.

Sep.18.2016 | Continue Reading »

Welcome ‘16/‘17 Class of Grad Students!

We welcome four new Astro graduate students to Madison: Kendall Hall, Erika Carlson, Logan Jones, and Camilo Machuca.

Sep.16.2016 | Continue Reading »

Ellen Zweibel Wins 2016 Maxwell Prize

We are proud to announce that UW-Madison Astronomy Professor Ellen Zweibel is the the 2016 James Clerk Maxwell Prize Winner for Plasma Physics. Congratulations on this tremendous honor!

Jul.21.2016 | Continue Reading »

Get ready for fireworks

Hubble observes dazzling star formation in "Skyrocket" galaxy. A team of researchers including UW-Madison's Jay Gallagher, are watching this tadpole galaxy eat pristine cosmic gas to make new stars.

Jun.29.2016 | Continue Reading »

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