Puzzle of how spiral galaxies get their arms comes into focus

UW-Madison astrophysicist sheds light on the question of where the arms in spiral galaxies like the Milky Way come from.

Apr.04.2013 | Continue Reading »

Elena D’Onghia Awarded Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

For her research on the dynamics of galaxies, Assistant Professor Elena D’Onghia is one of 126 researchers nationwide to be awarded a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.

Feb.18.2013 | Continue Reading »

Washburn Astronomical Laboratories Established

The Washburn Astronomical Laboratories is a new organization within the department dedicated to the development and implementation of astronomical instrumentation.

Feb.12.2013 | Continue Reading »

Natalie Gosnell and Andrew Schechtman-Rook Receive Chambliss Awards

Graduate students Natalie Gosnell and Andrew Schechtman-Rook have received Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards for the exemplary research they presented at poster sessions at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting.

Jan.31.2013 | Continue Reading »

Andrew Schechtman-Rook Wins Whitford Award

Graduate student Andrew Schechtman-Rook has received the 2012-13 Whitford Award for his development of techniques to realistically model the three-dimensional distributions of dust and stars in galaxies.

Jan.28.2013 | Continue Reading »

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