News and Events

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Professor Peter Schloerb and colleagues are among the first research findings to be published from the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenkoas published in Science

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We are very pleased and excited to announce that Dr. Kate Whitaker has been offered the prestigious NASA’s Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship, the world’s top fellowship program in astronomy according to many, which she will carry out at the Department of Astronomy here at UMass Amherst starting this coming summer. A UMass alumna, Kate received her Bachelors of Science in Physics and Astronomy in 2005. She graduated summa cum laude with one of the first cohorts through the Commonwealth College. During her time at UMass, she was also awarded the Hasbrouck Scholarship, William F. Field Alumni Scholarship, Outstanding Undergraduate Award in the Astronomy Department, and the Mary Dailey Irvine Prize. Following her successful start at UMass, Kate went on to receive her PhD in 2012 through the Department of Astronomy at Yale University. Kate is currently a James Webb Space Telescope Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She is excited to return to UMass Amherst to pursue her research interests in understanding the growth of galaxies across cosmic time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Office of Research Development in collaboration with Corporate and Foundation Relations is pleased to announce the following nominees for the Limited Submission 2015 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships for Science and Engineering:

Yuriy Burn, Computer Science: Self-Adaptive Software that Discovers and Corrects Bugs

and

Stella Offer, Astronomy: A New Paradigm for the Origin of Stars and Stellar Multiplicity

Monday, March 9, 2015

Professor Daniela Calzetti was recently elected a member of the AAS Council. Her three year term begins in August 2015.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Sunwheel and Sky-Watching events mark the spring equinox on March 20, 2015.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Katz and Fardal's research on why the universe is four times brighter than it should be is featured

Friday, March 13, 2015

The model predictions of Professor Stella Offner about how two- and three-star systems form have been supported by her new research published in Nature.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Professor Daniela Calzetti has been selected for the 2015-16 Samuel F. Conti Fellowship.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Professor Daniela Calzetti has been awarded the 2015-16 Samuel L. Conti fellowship.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Aaron Dunbrack, a sophomore majoring in astronomy and physics, has been named a Goldwater Scholar

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