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Natarajan appointed Fruton Professor of Astronomy and Professor of Physics

Wed, 08/17/2022
Priyamvada Natarajan, a theoretical astrophysicist who maps the unseen universe — invisible entities like dark matter, black holes, and dark energy — whose presence can only...

Yale women astronomers share their stories in ‘The Sky is for Everyone’

Wed, 08/10/2022
The story of women in astronomy is not simply a tale of the planets they’ve discovered and the black holes they’ve mapped. It is a history filled with persistence and...

Marla Geha, awarded the Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for teaching excellence in the natural sciences

Thu, 05/05/2022
In a ceremony held in the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning on May 5, Yale College Dean Marvin Chun read the nominating students’ words of praise: “Marla Geha,...

Priya Natarajan receives Liberty Science Center ‘Genius Award’

Mon, 05/02/2022
Priya Natarajan, professor of astronomy and of physics. who explores cosmology, gravitational lensing, and black hole physics, is being honored with a Liberty Science Center...

New, improved Dragonfly telescope is a galactic gas detector

Thu, 03/10/2022
The Dragonfly telescope is undergoing a metamorphosis. For the past decade, the Dragonfly Telephoto Array — designed by Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum and the University of Toronto...

"Evolution of Stars and Gas in Galaxies" by Beatrice Tinsley now digitized

Mon, 03/07/2022
A classic and highly influential paper by the late Professor Beatrice Tinsley has been digitized and made available to a wider audience. The paper “Evolution of Stars and Gas...

Bipartisan Group of Senators Recognizes Significant Contributions of the Arecibo Telescope

Fri, 12/03/2021
The iconic 305-meter radio telescope at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory collapsed one year ago this week. [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Edward...