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Thursday, Dec 12, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

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 ,...

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019
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’ ...

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

The Princeton Astrophysics Department has a decades-long record of collaboration and interaction with the Japanese astronomical community.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

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...

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation recently announced its  2020 prizewinners, awarding Jo Dunkley a New Horizons in Physics Prize.  Jo Dunkley, Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences was cited for “the development of novel techniques to extract fundamental physics from astronomical...

Friday, Aug 16, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee recently released news highlighting the work of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences’ Evan Schneider, NASA Hubble Fellow & Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow.

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Astrophysicists and science enthusiasts in the community are coming together to share the wonders of our universe at Astronomy on Tap: Trenton, a free public outreach program. The initiative is organized by the Department of Astrophysical Sciences in collaboration with Trenton Social, a local bar and restaurant.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

On June 30, the groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the official start of construction of the Simons Observatory in the high Atacama Desert of Chile. Princeton will be a primary partner in the consortium building and using the observatory to peer deep into the past history of the Universe.

Friday, Jul 19, 2019
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

The use of Wide Field Camera 3 images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, has enabled a Princeton-led team of astrophysicists to look back 2.5 billion light-years in time to find a pair of enormous black holes set to collide with one another.

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