NEWS AND PHOTOS
ITC visitor Paolo Pani, and ITC Director Avi Loeb excluded the possibility that the dark matter is made of spinning primordial black holes in the mass range between the masses of the moon and the Sun. A report about their Physical Review D paper appeared in TIME magazine.
ITC Director Avi Loeb and Ohio State University Professor Scott Gaudi proposed, in 2003, a new "Doppler Beaming" method for detecting planets, which was just used to discover "Einstein's Planet" Kepler 76b, as reported by TIME Magazine.
ITC Faculty members Alicia Soderberg and John Johnson, along with former ITC Post-doctoral Fellow Anna Frebel are named among Astronomy Magazine's "Rising Stars" in the July 2013 issue.
Ramesh Narayan, Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University, has been been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
ITC Visiting Scholar Richard Ellis delivered a special colloquium talk entitled "Observations of Star-Forming Galaxies During the Reionization Era" that can be viewed here.
In the Harvard Gazette article, "Tweaks to the Universe" Avi Loeb discusses new findings on the age of the universe and its rate of expansion.
Jim Moran has been selected to receive the 2013 Grote Reber Gold Medal in Physics for his pioneering work in the development and application of spectroscopic Very Long Baseline Interferometry in the field of Radio Astronomy.
Rebekah Dawson and Matthew Walker have received the Martin and Beate Block Award for Promising Young Physicists at the 2013 Aspen Center Particle Astrophysics Conference.
Avi Loeb's book, "How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?", (Princeton University Press, 2010), has been selected for the Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award by the American Astronomical Society.
Avi Loeb has been awarded the 2013 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the University of Melbourne in Australia, (read more...)
Irwin Shapiro won the 2013 Einstein Prize of The American Physical Society, "for his contributions to experimental solar system tests of relativistic theories of gravity, (read more...)
Click here for photos from the fifth annual ITC Soccer Cup match, August 11, 2013.
Click here for photos from the Fall 2013 ITC Reception, September 22, 2013.
NEWS ARCHIVE: Click here for a listing of previous news items.
PHOTO ARCHIVE: Click here for a listing of photos from past years.
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The Eric R. Keto Prize for Graduate Students in Theoretical Astrophysics, endowed with a generous donation by ITC Senior Member Eric Keto, is awarded each year for the best thesis in theoretical astrophysics by a student at the CfA, as selected by the Senior Members of the ITC.
- 2013 - Robert Penna
- 2012 - Laura Blecha
- 2011 - Gurtina Besla
- 2010 - Claude-Andre Faucher-Giguere
- 2009 - Matt McQuinn (Astronomy) and Rebecca Shafee (Physics)
Seventh Harvard-Smithsonian Conference on Theoretical Astrophysics: Testing General Relativity (GR) with Astrophysical Systems, May 14 - 17, 2012 in Cambridge MA. Sponsored by Raymond and Beverly Sackler and Irwin Shapiro.
Sixth Harvard-Smithsonian Conference on Theoretical Astrophysics: Dynamics from the Galactic Center to the Milky Way Halo, May 10 - 13, 2010 in Cambridge MA. Sponsored by Raymond and Beverly Sackler.
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