Congratulations, Chambliss and Sigma-Xi Winner Anthony Taylor

Jun 15, 2020

UW-Madison Astronomy grad student Anthony Taylor recently received one of three Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards for graduate students presenting posters at the virtual 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). In his poster, titled "The z=6.6 Ultraluminous Lyman Alpha Luminosity Function”, Anthony described the results of his recent first-author publication in The Astrophysical Journal in which he measured the number density of the most luminous Lyman Alpha Emitters near the epoch of reionization. These objects may be luminous enough to generate giant ionized bubbles around themselves and to give us insights into how reionization occurs. The Chambliss Astronomy Student Achievement Award is named for long-time AAS member Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss and celebrates graduate and undergraduate research presented at AAS meetings.

Anthony was also recently awarded a Grant in Aid of Research (GIAR) from the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society to support his future work, including travel to the Keck Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii to collect data for the next stages of his research on the ultraluminous Lyman Alpha Emitters. Sigma Xi created the GIAR program in 1922, and ever since the program has provided valuable funding for student travel to research sites and has encouraged strong academic collaboration and mentorship between students and advisors. 

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