Graduate Student

Josh Speagle

Graduating student, Josh Speagle, awarded the annual Keto Prize for his thesis "Mapping the Milky Way in the Age of Gaia."

May 8, 2020

The Eric R. Keto Prize for Graduate Students in Theoretical Astrophysics, endowed with a generous donation by ITC Senior Member Eric Keto, is awarded each year for the best thesis in theoretical astrophysics by a student at the CfA, as selected by the Senior Members of the ITC.

In the Fall, Josh will begin a five year Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dunlap Institute, University of Toronto)

Abstract of Josh's thesis

 

A central problem in astronomy is converting the 2-D positions of sources observed on the sky to their 3-D...

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Seven Astronomy graduate students recognized by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning for excellence in teaching in Spring term 2018. 

September 24, 2018
This number is unprecedented and speaks highly of the skills and commitment of our Teaching Fellows. Congratulations!
 
 
Astronomy

ASTRON 100 Gomez, Sebastian
ASTRON 130 Speagle, Joshua
ASTRON 16 Alam, Munazza
ASTRON 16 Christian, Pierre
ASTRON 16...

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Research Integrity Resources Initiative

February 13, 2018

The Research Integrity Resources Initiative was created to provide FAS researchers with proactive tools to support excellence in the stewardship of strong research data. Some of these resources are provided to make the FAS community aware of offices, policies, training, and programs that are currently available across Harvard University.

In addition, this initiative also provides resources to manage conflict, communication, and/or behavioral concerns to avoid misunderstandings that may lead to allegations of research misconduct and to foster an...

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Maciek Wielgus presents at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics Astronomy Colloquium Thursday afternoon. KAI R. MCNAMEE

Astronomers Discuss Black Holes, Cosmic Radiation at Luncheon

February 5, 2018

"About a hundred astronomers and visiting scholars gathered in the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics’s Phillips Auditorium to hear about the latest advancements in astrophysics at a Thursday luncheon hosted by the Harvard-based Institute for Theory and Computation."

Harvard Crimson: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2/2/astrophysics-luncheon-talk/

 

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Farthest Stars

Farthest stars in Milky Way might be ripped from another galaxy

January 11, 2017

Harvard Graduate student Marion Dierickx recent paper featured:

"The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way's spiral disk. New research by Harvard astronomers shows that half of those stars might have been ripped from another galaxy: the Sagittarius dwarf. Moreover, they are members of a lengthy stream of stars extending one million light-years across space, or 10 times the width of our galaxy."

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