Scientists find elusive gas from post-starburst galaxies hiding in plain sight

April 29, 2022 | UW News

Scientists once thought that post-starburst galaxies scattered all of their gas and dust — the fuel required for creating new stars — in violent bursts of energy, and with extraordinary speed. Now, a team led by University of Washington postdoctoral researcher Adam Smercina reports that these galaxies don’t scatter all of their star-forming fuel after all.

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New Summer Research Prize for UW Students

April 26, 2022 | DiRAC NEWS

We are pleased to officially announce our new Summer Research Prize for UW undergrads! This program will award $3500 to UW undergrads working on summer projects w/ researchers in the DiRAC Institute (note: we especially welcome projects w/ collaborative mentors across the department!).  Thanks to the generous support from the community during Husky Giving Day, we […]

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Željko Ivezić appointed Director of Rubin Observatory Construction

January 4, 2022 | Rubin Observatory

On January 3, 2022, Željko Ivezić assumed the role of Director of Rubin Observatory Construction, appointed by Matt Mountain, AURA President. Professor Ivezić has been involved with Rubin Observatory/LSST since its inception in the early 2000s, serving for many years as Project Scientist and head of the Project Science Team.

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