Renee Ludlam wins NHFP/Einstein Fellowship.

Renee Ludlam was awarded a NHFP/Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship.  She will take this coveted fellowship to Caltech, to continue her work on neutron stars.  Even this underplays her success, as she was also awarded two other prized fellowships that she had to decline.  Well done, Renee!

Jon to Co-Chair NASA Athena Study Team

Jon has been appointed as to Co-Chair the NASA Athena Study Team. Led by ESA and with contributions from NASA, Athena is a major X-ray telescope scheduled for launch in 2028. The AST will coordinate US scientific inputs into the mission.

New postdocs arrive

Dr. Bailey Tetarenko, the Department of Astronomy McLaughlin Fellow, has arrived from Albert and is getting straight into work with Gemini and Magellan. Dr. Elias Kammoun has arrived from SISSA in Italy, and is jumping on studies of quasars and Seyfert-2 AGN. Dr. Abigail Stevens, an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow,  has arrived from …

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Black hole spin result featured on AAS/NOVA.

Recent work by Jon concerning a very rapidly spinning black hole has been featured on AAS/NOVA.  The research made use of the new NICER experiment aboard the International Space Station. A Rapidly Spinning Black Hole with a Warped Disk

Jon selected for XARM team

NASA has named Jon as one of five US “Participating Scientists” in the XARM mission, a partnership of JAXA, NASA, and ESA that will launch an X-ray calorimeter spectrometer in 2021.

Abigail Stevens to join the group

Ms. Abigail Stevens (soon, Dr. Stevens), graduate student at the University of Amsterdam, has won an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. After graduation, she will join the group in Fall 2018. Congratulations to Abigail, and what good news for us!