Category: Talks & News


DIRAC Researcher Helps Investigate the “Most Mysterious Star” from the Kepler Mission

DIRAC Researcher and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, James Davenport, is a coauthor on a recent paper studying “Boyajian’s Star”, aka the Most Mysterious Star in the Universe!

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2018-01-24 Brown Bag: Adrian Price-Whelan, Princeton University

When: January 24, 2018 @12:00-1:00pm  Where: B305 (PAB)  Very wide binaries and comoving stars in the Gaia era Conatal and coeval stars are important tracers of kinematics, stellar models, dark matter physics, and star and planet formation processes in the…

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DIRAC Postdoctoral Positions

The DIRAC Institute in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington is seeking applicants with a strong research record in the development of statistical techniques or algorithms for analyzing large astrophysical data sets for two postdoctoral positions. AstroML:…

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DIRAC Fellowship Positions

We invite applications for up to three DIRAC Postdoctoral Fellows in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. These 3-year DIRAC Fellowships are available to promising, early career researchers interested in the application of novel statistical and computational…

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2017-12-13 Brown Bag: R. Michael Rich, UCLA

When: December 13, 2017 @12:00-1:00pm  Where: B305 (PAB)   The Halos and Environments of Nearby Galaxies (HERON) survey We have used a dedicated 0.7m telescope to image 123 galaxies in the Local Volume to ~ 30 mag/sq arcsec. We find a…

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2017-12-11 Lunch Seminar: Danny Goldstein

When: December 11, 2017 @1:30-2:30pm Where: WRF Data Science Studio, The Seminar Room Strongly Lensed Supernovae In 1964, Norwegian astronomer Sjur Refsdal showed that time delays between the multiple images of strongly lensed supernovae (LSNe) could be used to measure the Hubble…

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DIRAC Researchers Observe 1I/’Oumuamua

UW/B612 Asteroid Institute researchers measure the rotation period and shape of the first interstellar asteroid.

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