El-Badry, B.S. '16, awarded Exceptional Distinction in the Major for Astrophysics

Mon, 05/23/2016
Kareem El-Badry, B.S. ‘16, has been awarded the prestigious Exceptional Distinction in the Major for Astrophysics. The Yale College Faculty has approved this special award on...

Natarajan elected chair of APS Division of Astrophysics

Wed, 05/11/2016
Priyamvada Natarajan, a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics, has been elected chair of the Division of Astrophysics for the American Physical Society (APS...

Professor C. Megan Urry elected to National Academy of Sciences

Wed, 05/04/2016
Professor C. Megan Urry has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. She...
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Adele Plunkett receives NRAO dissertation award

Thu, 04/21/2016
Adele Plunkett, PhD ‘15, is the 2015 recipient of the the Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award given by the The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO...
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Boyajian talks Tabby's Star on TED

Thu, 04/14/2016
“Something massive, with roughly 1,000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure what it is. As...
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Too close for comfort: Stars strip away the atmosphere of nearby super-Earths

Mon, 04/11/2016
An international team of astronomers, including Yale Astronomy Professor Sarbani Basu, has found a new category of planets beyond our solar system whose atmosphere has been...

Fangzhou Jiang, '16 awarded prestigious Chinese government scholarship

Tue, 03/29/2016
Fangzhou (Arthur) Jiang, GRD ‘16 has been awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.   Since 2003, the Chinese Government Award for...