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van Dokkum and Padmanabhan are Highly Cited Researchers for 2016

Mon, 11/21/2016
Professors Pieter van Dokkum and Nikhil Padmanabhan have been listed among the Highly Cited Researchers in 2016 by Intellectual Property (IP) and Science business of Thomson...
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2016 Gruber Cosmology Conference honored gravitational waves team

Mon, 10/17/2016
On Oct. 7, the Gruber Foundation and the Departments of Astronomy and Physics hosted the 2016 Gruber Cosmology Conference at the Yale School of Management. The one-day...
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Johannes Ulf Lange, GRD '20, awarded KITP Graduate Fellowship

Wed, 10/05/2016
Yale Astronomy graduate student Johannes Ulf Lange, ‘20 has been awarded a prestigious Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) Graduate Fellowship.   The KITP Graduate...
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Ch-ch-ch-changes in a distant quasar

Thu, 09/15/2016
Yale astronomers Grant Tremblay and Meredith Powell are part of the first research team to document a “changing look” quasar through a full cycle from dim to bright to dim...
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Scientists discover a ‘dark’ Milky Way

Thu, 08/25/2016
Using the world’s most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter. The galaxy,...
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A better way to learn if alien planets have the right stuff

Wed, 08/24/2016
A new method for analyzing the chemical composition of stars may help scientists winnow the search for Earth 2.0. Yale University researchers Debra Fischer and John Michael...
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Katie Melbourne, '19 awarded Horkheimer Youth Service Award

Sun, 08/14/2016
Katie Melbourne, ‘19, was awarded the 2016 Horkheimer/Smith Youth Service Award for astronomy outreach from The Astronomical League, one of four youth awards sponsored by the...