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Report sets course for next decade of astronomy and astrophysics

Aug 16, 2010 Several UCSC faculty members contributed to a new report from the National Research Council that identifies the top priorities for astronomy and astrophysics research in the coming decade....

Astronomer Jerry Nelson wins prestigious Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

Jun 3, 2010 UCSC astronomer Jerry Nelson will share the $1 million Kavli Prize in Astrophysics with two other researchers for their innovations in the field of telescope design....

Astrophysicist Jonathan Fortney awarded Urey Prize for planetary research

May 21, 2010 The American Astronomical Society has awarded the 2010 Harold C. Urey Prize in Planetary Science to astronomer Jonathan Fortney....

UCSC hosts International Summer Institute for Modeling in Astrophysics

Apr 14, 2010 UCSC has launched a new summer institute that brings together scientists and students from a broad range of backgrounds to study current problems in theoretical astrophysics....

New Hubble treasury project to survey first third of cosmic time

Mar 15, 2010 Astronomers will peer deep into the universe in five directions to document the early history of star formation and galaxy evolution in an ambitious new project requiring an unprecedented amount of...

Massive planet is being torn apart by its own tides

Feb 23, 2010 An international group of astrophysicists has determined that a massive planet outside our Solar System is being distorted and destroyed by its host star....

Astrophysicist Jonathan Fortney awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Feb 16, 2010 The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship to Jonathan Fortney, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz. ...

Astronomer Raja Guhathakurta mentors Intel science contest finalist

Feb 1, 2010 A student at the Harker School in San Jose has been named a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for her project on the Andromeda galaxy carried out under the guidance of UCSC astronomer...

UCSC astronomer joins composer Philip Glass to explore music of the universe

Jan 31, 2010 UC Santa Cruz Astronomer Gregory Laughlin joins acclaimed composer Philip Glass February 21 in a “Brainwave” discussion at the Rubin Art Museum in New York. Brainwave is a series of 20 sessions this...

New tidal streams found in Andromeda reveal history of galactic mergers

Jan 6, 2010 Astronomers have identified two new tidal streams in the Andromeda galaxy, the remnants of dwarf galaxies consumed by our large galactic neighbor....

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