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December 2007

November 2007
  • Vicky Kalogera gave a talk at "A Population Explosion: The Nature and Evolution of X-ray Binaries in Diverse Environments" in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida on November 2, with the title "Low-Mass X-Ray Binary Models for Ellipticals NGC3379 and NGC4278"

  • Ilya Mandel gave a talk at the Midwest Relativity Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on November 3, with the title "Black Hole Spins following Minor Mergers"
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  • Vicky Kalogera, Jeremy Sepinsky and Jeff Chilcote manned a booth titled "The Wonders of the Night Sky: The Life and Death of Stars" at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School's science fair in Park Ridge, Illinois on Friday, November 30. They talked to students about the Chandra Observatory and how Chandra has helped scientists understand the lifecycle of stars, passed out some great education materials from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, and had a terrific time! You can see what a wonderful time they had HERE.

October 2007
  • Tassos Fragos passed his PhD Candidacy exam - Congratulations!

  • Vicky Kalogera has been awarded The American Physical Society's 2008 Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award. This award was given:
    "For her fundamental contributions to the study of the evolution and fate of compact objects in binary systems, focusing on their observations via X-rays and on their importance for gravitational wave detectors."

  • A new paper has been submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Letters “Gravitational-Wave Astronomy with Inspiral Signals of Spinning Compact-Object Binaries” by M.V. van der Sluys, C. Roever, A. Stroeer, N. Christensen, V. Kalogera, R. Meyer, & A. Vecchio

September 2007

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April 2007
  • Vicky Kalogera has been elected as one of the two members at-large of the Executive Committee of the APS Division of Astrophysics.

  • At the end of the summer, Jeff Kaplan will be moving to Caltech for graduate studies in Physics and Alex Muratov will be moving to the Univ. of Michigan for graduate studies in Astronomy. Congratulations to both!

  • Richard O'Shaughnessy gives a talk at the Argonne National Laboratory GLAST Workshop on April 13, “Unravelling short GRBs with LIGO, Swift and GLAST

  • Tim Linden was awarded a Northwestern University Summer Undergraduate Research Grant.
    Congratulations Tim!

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