Sushant Mahajan, a 4th year Astronomy graduate student, has won the prize for best “young person” presentation at the 340th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union in Jaipur, India. Here, “young person” means graduate student or postdoc. This is the second time in eight months that Sushant won a prize for best presentation at… more »
First year astronomy PhD student, Ryan Hall, has been offered a summer internship by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He has accepted a position at the AFRL at AMOS in Maui, HI. He will participate in the Directed Energy Scholars Program under the guidance of academic mentor Venkata Gudimetla. The internship is a 12… more »
The Atlanta Science Festival is a series of over one-hundred science events across Atlanta in March. These events touch on a variety disciplines and are accessible for all ages. GSU is a Gold Sponsor of the Festival and hosts the largest number of events of any Atlanta institution. Click here for all the events… more »
Congratulations to GSU graduate student Bokyoung Kim for being one of the six grad student winners of the Chambliss Poster Award at the 231st AAS Winter Meeting.
Her poster, “Kinematics of Local, High-Velocity K dwarfs in the SUPERBLINK Proper Motion Catalog,” discusses the selection of >300,000 K dwarfs in the Galactic disk and… more »
Dr. Fabien Baron has been selected to receive the Dean’s Early Career Award in the College of Arts and Sciences. Baron is an expert on image reconstruction for optical and radio interferometry, making very high angular resolution images at GSU’s Center for High Angular Resolution Array (CHARA). More information can be found more »
Dr. Misty Bentz is one of just 13 principal investigators awarded observing time for the James Webb Space Telescope Early Release Science Program. Dr. Bentz will be testing the capability of JWST for measuring the masses of nearby supermassive black holes in active galaxies. More information can be found here.
The National Society of Black Physicists is holding their 2017 meeting at the Atlanta Hilton on November 3-5. Registration begins September 1 and continues until October 15. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is able to pay the registration fee for several GSU students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. This conference… more »