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Debra Fischer to lead NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences

Fri, 10/01/2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Debra Fischer, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy in Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, director of its Division of...

Priyamvada Natarajan joins the Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University as External PI

Wed, 09/01/2021
In recognition of her seminal contributions and on-going exciting research program investigating the formation, feeding and feedback from supermassive black holes in the...

Catching a cosmic boomerang in action

Thu, 07/29/2021
For the first time, astronomers have observed a cosmic boomerang effect — streams of heavy, molecular gas that are stripped away from a distant galaxy only to circle back...

Going the distance to confirm a galaxy with almost no dark matter

Thu, 06/17/2021
Three years ago, a team of astronomers led by Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum surprised the scientific community with the discovery of a far-off galaxy that contained little or no...

Sarbani Basu named William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Astronomy

Mon, 05/10/2021
Sarbani Basu, whose discoveries have changed our understanding of the structure of the sun and the properties of stars, has been appointed the William K. Lanman, Jr....

National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members

Mon, 04/26/2021
National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members — Including a Record Number of Women — Debra Fischer, Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy, is one of the elected....

Dazzling dispatches from the heart of a galaxy

Wed, 04/14/2021
Mislav Baloković, a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, has a prime viewing spot for the most famous black hole humans have ever seen. That...