DiRAC Researcher Part of Inaugural Cohort of New NSF Fellows

September 15, 2021 | DiRAC NEWS

DiRAC Fellow Rebecca Phillipson has been awarded a Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (MPS-Ascend) to conduct a program of research and education at the University of Washington. This new prize fellowship is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden participation in mathematics and the physical sciences. Dr. Phillipson plans to […]

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Carnegie Mellon, University of Washington to Pioneer Platforms that Harness Astrophysical Data to Unravel the Universe’s Mysteries

August 25, 2021 | Press Release

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Washington have announced an expansive, multi-year collaboration to create new software platforms to analyze large astronomical datasets generated by the upcoming Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST)

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Announcing the LSSTC Catalyst Fellowships

August 16, 2021 | LSSTC News

The LSST Corporation, a non-profit consortium of approximately 30 research institutions (including UW), has received $7 million to establish the LSSTC Catalyst Fellowship Funded by the John Templeton Foundation. These will support early-career researchers as they study big data generated from the soon-to-be-completed Vera Rubin Observatory in Chile.

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Asteroid Named for DiRAC/Asteroid Institute Researcher

August 15, 2021 | Asteroid Institute

Have you ever wondered how an asteroid gets named? Dr. Sarah Greenstreet describes the asteroid recently named after her.

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“Superflares” may be less harmful to exoplanets than previously thought, study shows

August 5, 2021 | UW News

An international team of astronomers, including DiRAC research professor James Davenport, reports that superflares pose only a limited danger to exoplanets because the flares tend to originate near the poles of the stars – not the equator where most exoplanets orbit. 

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