- A new paper is submitted to The Astrophysical Journal: "Cataclysmic
Variables below the Period Gap: Evolution Driven by Circumbinary Disks"
B. Willems, U. Kolb, E.L. Sandquist, R.E. Taam, & G. Dubus
- Mia Ihm (NU senior) has been awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
(GRF) for the coming academic year!
The GRF Program invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse
individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete
graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the
National Science Foundation. This is a 3-year fellowship that will
support Mia's graduate studies at one of the many programs she has
already been accepted.
- A new paper is submitted to The Astrophysical Journal: "Constraining Population Synthesis Models via the Binary Neutron Star Population"
R. O'Shaughnessy, C. Kim, T. Fragos, V.
Kalogera & K. Belczynski [astro-ph/0504479]
- Jeff Kaplan (NU sophomore) has been selected as a Goldwater Scholar for
The Goldwater Scholars (320 sophomores and juniors) were selected on
the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,091 mathematics, science,
and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of
colleges and universities nationwide. One hundred sixty-five of the
Scholars are men, 155 are women, and virtually all intend to obtain a
Ph.D. as their degree objective. Twenty-seven Scholars are mathematics
majors, 239 are science majors, 45 are majoring in engineering, and 9
are computer science related majors. Many of the Scholars have dual
majors in a variety of mathematics, science, engineering, and computer
disciplines. Goldwater Scholars have very impressive academic
qualifications that have garnered the attention of prestigious
post-graduate fellowship programs.