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663's Noble, Kelly, and Schnittman featured in Cutting Edge

04.20.2021
Cutting Edge magazineGravitational Astrophysics Lab members Scott Noble, Bernard Kelly, and Jeremy Schnittman are featured in the latest Cutting Edge magazine, in an article titled "Binary Black Hole Simulations Provide Blueprint for Future Observations." It begins on page 10.

Rita Sambruna and Richard Mushotzky Selected as AAS Fellows

02.02.2021
Rita Sambruna is cited “For exceptional contributions to the fundamental understanding of relativistic jets from supermassive black holes, for being an ally to, and role model for, underrepresented groups in the field; and for leadership and service.” Richard Mushotzky, who retired from GSFC and is now a professor at the University of Maryland, is cited “For his leadership in X-ray and multiwavelength imaging, timing, and spectroscopy focusing on the physics of black hole accretion, evolution of the elements, and cosmology.”

Rich Kelley Awarded AAS HEAD Innovation Prize

01.12.2021
Congratulations to Rich Kelley who was awarded the inaugural AAS HEAD Innovation Prize "for his unflagging effort to make the transformational capabilities of the X-ray microcalorimeter available to the high-energy astrophysics community."
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The Astrophysics Science Division conducts a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, and fundamental physics. Individual investigations address issues such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy, which planets outside our solar system may harbor life, and the nature of space, time, and matter at the edges of black holes.

Observing photons, particles, and gravitational waves enables researchers to probe astrophysical objects and processes. Researchers develop theoretical models, design experiments and hardware to test theories, interpret and evaluate the data, archive and disseminate the data, provide expert user support to the scientific community, and publish conclusions drawn from research. The Division also conducts education and public outreach programs about its projects and missions.

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