"Widely separated binary systems take more than a thousand years to complete a single orbit, making it challenging to measure the eccentricity of an individual system. Instead, Hsiang-Chih Hwang (Institute for Advanced Study) used a statistical technique to study nearly a million binary systems at once."
"Within our galaxy, there are thousands of stars that orbit the
center of the Milky Way at high velocities. On occasion, some of
them pick up so much speed that they break free of our galaxy and
become intergalactic objects. Because of the extreme...
Malaysian astronomer Yuan-Sen
Ting, Member in the School of Natural Sciences, was recently
featured in an
interview with Sin Chew Daily, charting his growth
from a curious neophyte to pathbreaking astronomer.
“‘Well, professor, what is a galaxy, actually?’ Yuan-Sen asked a
prominent professor at Oxford about ten years ago, while he was
still in college.” The question was not meant to be facetious nor
profound notes Sin Chew Daily. Having grown up in...
Yuan-Sen Ting, Martin A.
and Helen Chooljian Member in the School of Natural Sciences, is
among the twenty-four new Fellows selected by NASA for its
prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The program
enables outstanding postdoctoral...