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October 16, 2017
On Oct. 13, the Gruber Foundation and the Departments of Astronomy and Physics presented the 2017 Gruber Cosmology Prize to astrophysicist Sandra Faber of the University of...
October 12, 2017
An algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. Yale researchers Darryl...
September 20, 2017
The most-studied galaxy in the universe — the Milky Way — might not be as “typical” as previously thought, according to a new study. The Milky Way, which is home to Earth and...
August 31, 2017
When the Extreme Precision Spectrograph (EXPRES) is commissioned in Flagstaff, Arizona, in late 2017, it will be the culmination of years of dedicated effort by a team of...
August 3, 2017
Peter Schiffer, an experimental physicist currently at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, has been named the university’s inaugural vice provost for research — a...
July 6, 2017
Yale researchers have identified 60 potential new “hot Jupiters” — highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on a barbecue grill and are found orbiting only 1% of Sun-...