This Thursday afternoon (May 9, 4pm in LGRT 1033), a special guest panel from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team will present the first picture of a black hole in a series of short talks followed by Q&A. Panelists include: Lindy Blackburn (CFA), Dominic Pesce (CfA), and Sara Issaoun from (Radboud U). The panel will be hosted by Gopal Narayanan (UMass Amherst).
Congratulations to 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients: Zoe Kearney (UMass Amherst), Kenneth Lin (UMass Amherst), Ryan McMillan (Amherst College), and Olivia Cooper (Smith College). Goldwater Foundation Scholarships are awarded to sophomore or junior students who intend to persue a research career in natural science, mathematics or engineering.
Kenneth Lin, a junior majoring in Physics and Astronomy (BS), won the 2019 William F. Field Alumni Scholars Award. The Field Scholarship is awarded to outstanding junior students by the University and the UMass Alumni Association. Kenneth's research interests include galaxy evolution, AGN, and spectroscopy. He is curretly a Research Assistant with Professor Alex Pope's group
The Cosmic Life Cycle of Massive Galaxies
3:45 p.m. in LGRT-B 1033
Amherst College LEADS presents "Space Now and Beyond", featuring a panel exploring current and future topics of space and aeronautics.
Monday, March 4 8:00 p.m.
Lipton Lecture Hall, Amherst College Science Center
25 East Drive Amherst, MA 01002
Astronaut and UMass Amherst Alumna, Cady Coleman PhD (class of '91), will present, "Lessons from Space Lead Straight Back to Earth", Wednesday 2/27 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Commonwealth Honors College. This event is free and open to the public
Dr. Nia Imara, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will present special lunch talk,"Star Formation Then and Now". Dr. Imara is a faculty candidate in Astronomy at Smith College and the Five College Astronomy Department.
Students from Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke visited to tour our research facilities, eat donuts, and meet our researchers and faculty. Special thanks to Camilla Sise, Physics Teacher and Head of the High School's Science Department, for arranging the visit!