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Emeritus Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysical Sciences’ Jim Gunn Featured in the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
May 5, 2020
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An engaging autobiographical recounting of Jim Gunn’s personal and professional life to date can be found in the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, March 2020. The full Review in Advance can be read…

Astrophysics’ Eve Ostriker and Jim Stone Elected as Members to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
April 29, 2020
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Eve Ostriker, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and Associate Chair, and Jim Stone, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, are among the newest…

Graduate Students Christina Kreisch and Luke Bouma Awarded Prestigious Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowships
April 9, 2020
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The Department of Astophysical Sciences’ Christina Kreisch and Luke Bouma, both fourth-year doctoral students, are each recipients of a Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Princeton University’s Graduate School confers this selective award to students who have demonstrated outstanding…

Princeton Alumna Hiranya Peiris is Awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize
March 6, 2020
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The Göran Gustafsson Prize in Physics has been awarded to Hiranya Peiris “for her innovative research on the dynamics of the early universe, which links cosmological observations to basic physics”. Dr. Peiris graduated from Princeton in 2003 with her doctorate in Astrophysics under the guidance of her advisor, David Spergel, Emeritus Professor…

First Class of AAS Fellows Names Seven Princeton Faculty
Feb. 28, 2020
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The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has newly created the Fellow of the AAS as a title of distinction to recognize members for outstanding achievement and service in the field of astronomy. Named among the first group of fellows are current and emeriti Department of Astrophysical Sciences faculty members including: Neta Bahcall; Bruce…

Astrophysics’ Dave McComas Leads NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Mission Making Novel Discoveries about the Sun
Dec. 12, 2019
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Dave McComas, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences and the Vice-President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, recently shared findings from the instrument suites onboard NASA’s Parker Solar Probe , revealing new data about the Sun’s…

Princeton Researchers Take Measurements of Heliosheath Pressure
Oct. 22, 2019
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Written by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently released an article highlighting the work of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences’ 

Astrophysics Department Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Oct. 3, 2019
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The Princeton Astrophysics Department has a decades-long record of collaboration and interaction with the Japanese astronomical community.  In 2008, the Department officially joined the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC)collaboration by entering into a formal agreement with the 

Astrophysics Faculty and Princeton’s Prison Teaching Initiative to Take Part in a New National Alliance for STEM Career Readiness
Sept. 24, 2019
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded five organizations, including Princeton University’s Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI), a five-year, $5,229,896  grant to become part of a…