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Tea Temim Takes Stunning Photo of Crab Nebula with JWST
Nov. 6, 2023

A team led by Tea Temim, Research Astronomer in Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences has taken a stunning image of the Crab Nebula supernova remnant with JWST.  This image, covering six filters from 1.6 to 21 microns with the NIRCam and MIRI cameras, highlights emission from dust and from synchrotron emission from relativistic…

Felix Parra Diaz elected a 2023 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS)
Nov. 2, 2023

Felix Parra Diaz, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and the head of the Theory Department at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), was recently elected a 2023 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

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Manuel Cuesta, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Space Physics Group Awarded the Donald L. Turcotte from the American Geophysical Society
Oct. 4, 2023

Manuel Cuesta, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Space Physics group, was awarded the Donald L. Turcotte award from the American Geophysical Society "presented annually to an early-career or postdoctoral scientist in recognition of outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to nonlinear geophysics.”  Manuel carried…

Hong Qin, a Lecturer with Rank of Professor in the Plasma Physics group, co-recipient of the John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research
Sept. 28, 2023

Hong Qin, a Lecturer with Rank of Professor in the Plasma Physics group, is co-recipient of the…

Ian Ochs wins highly competitive Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Sept. 19, 2023

Ian Ochs, a 2022 graduate of the Program in Plasma Physics in the Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences, has won the 2023 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award presented by the American Physical Society (APS). The highly competitive honor recognizes “exceptional early-career scientists who have performed…

Vinicius Duarte, Research Scientist, PPPL received Department of Energy, Early Career Research Award
Aug. 15, 2023

Vinicius Duarte, Research Scientist with the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) received an Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy.  The awards are given to “support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 80 early career researchers for five years at U…

Jamey Szalay awarded the Early Career Achievement Medal from NASA
Aug. 8, 2023

Jamey Szalay, a Research Scholar with Astrophysical Sciences was awarded the Early Career Achievement Medal from NASA.  “This prestigious NASA medal is awarded for significant performance during the first 10 years of an individual’s career in support of the NASA Mission. The contribution is significant, in that, for an employee who is at…

Princeton University Joins the WIYN Telescope Consortium
July 14, 2023

The Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University has joined the WIYN Observatory as an Operational Partner.  WIYN operates a 3.5-meter diameter optical telescope on the summit of Kitt Peak in the Tohono O'odham Nation outside of Tucson, Arizona, and Princeton astronomers will be granted about 30 nights of observing time…

Rising Senior, Wolf Cukier Lead Author on Paper Discussing the Geminids Meteor Shower
June 21, 2023

Wolf Cukier ’24 and Research Scholar Jamey Szalay have been using observations from the Parker Space Probe to gain understanding of the creation of the Geminids meteor shower.  Cukier and Szalay used data from the probe to model three scenarios and compare them to models from observations made on Earth.  The models reflect three…