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Visiting Program for PhD Students of the Harvard Astronomy Department at Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena

Visiting Program for PhD Students of the Harvard Astronomy Department at Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena

October 14, 2014

Following their first two years of study and research, PhD students from the Harvard Astronomy department may spend an extended period of time at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. Any such visit should be included in the PhD thesis proposal of the students, and therefore must be approved by the Committee for Academic Studies (CAS) of the Harvard Astronomy department as well as the primary advisor of the student at Harvard.

Once a thesis proposal with such a visit gets approved, the progress made by each student will be monitored by the CAS and the student’s Thesis Advisory...

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The Harvard Horizons Symposium: April 22, 2014

The Harvard Horizons Symposium: April 22, 2014

March 27, 2014

Celebrating the Impact of New Ideas and New Discoveries
Sarah Rugheimer, Harvard Astronomy Graduate Student, was one of the eight selected Harvard Scholars who joined President Faust, Provost Alan Garber, FAS Dean Mike Smith, and GSAS Dean Xiao-Li Meng as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences celebrated the power of new ideas — and the talent and innovation of the scholars who are generating them.

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A gas cloud collides with the black hole at the center of our galaxy, and we get to watch

A gas cloud collides with the black hole at the center of our galaxy, and we get to watch

March 24, 2014

"The landscape in Chile’s Atacama desert is Martian-like: dry, barren and flanked by volcanoes, and its high altitude and unpolluted skies make it a prime spot for stargazing. It was there, after a full night of such observation — and over a 4 p.m. breakfast — that astronomer Stefan Gillessen found himself in possession of some very special data. His observations showed a cloud of gas being stretched out, or “spaghettified,” about to be ripped apart, as it barreled toward the black hole at the center of our galaxy...

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Graduate students help organize premier conference on scientific communication

Graduate students help organize premier conference on scientific communication

July 13, 2013

A group of graduate students, including six from the Harvard Department of Astronomy, developed and organized Communicating Science 2013, or “ComSciCon 2013”, a first-of-its kind workshop on science communication specifically for grad students in the sciences and engineering. ComSciCon brought together graduate students from across the country and from a wide range of scientific disciplines to the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge on June 13-15. These 50 attendees were selected from a pool of 730 applicants based on their enthusiasm for and achievements in communicating science.

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Bekki Dawson and Matt Walker won the Block Prize at the Aspen Center for 2013 Physics Winter Conference, 2013

February 21, 2013

Harvard Astronomy graduate student Bekki Dawson and CFA Hubble postdoctoral fellow Matt Walker won the Block Prize at the Aspen Center for Physics Winter Conference this year. Organizers of each winter conference choose promising young physicists to receive the Block Award.  This year, two out of the seven awardees are ITC members. For more details, see
http://www.aspenphys.org/physicists/winter/block.html

Harvard Students Awarded at AAS 2012 Meeting

January 28, 2013
  

Harvard graduate students Nicholas Stone and Rebekah Dawson were the recipients of the 2012 Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize—established through the support of his father, John Doxsey, and other friends, family, and colleagues—provides graduate students or postdocs within one year of receiving or receipt of their PhD a monetary prize to enable the oral presentation of their dissertation research at a winter meeting of the AAS.

2012 Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize

Stone was also selected by Springer, the European publisher, to have his thesis published as an individual hardcover book. Springer selects a small number of theses in astronomy every year for this prize.

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Nathan Sanders was awarded Harvard's "Bowdoin Prize in the Natural Sciences"

January 10, 2013

Harvard Astronomy graduate student Nathan Sanders was recently awarded Harvard's "Bowdoin Prize in the Natural Sciences" for his essay entitled "Observing the Twenty-First Century Sky and Understanding the Universe."

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