Mark Krumholz, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has won the Helen B Warner Prize for his early-career contribution the field. But the astronomer describes the award as “a pat on the back.” The final frontier has a more earthly reward.
An international research team, including two UCSC astronomers, announced on Nov. 7 the discovery of a super-Earth planet that may be conducive to sustaining water and life. The research drew praise from several scientists, though its findings have not yet been concluded.
UCSC astronomers have recently discovered the farthest recorded galaxy. The Hubble Space Telescope aided in this new discovery by capturing the largest and deepest picture ever taken of the universe.
Greg Laughlin speaks about his work uncovering planets, including those very much like Earth, in other solar systems, at the 10th Annual Halliday Lecture.
UC Santa Cruz Professor Garth Illingworth and his team of investigators are utilizing recently repaired and updated equipment to peer across the universe through space and time.