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Team with Northwestern astrophysicists competes for $300 million

Team with Northwestern astrophysicists competes for $300 million

One of just two finalists, team receives $3 million from NASA to refine its proposed mission

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Short gamma-ray bursts traced farther into distant universe

Short gamma-ray bursts traced farther into distant universe

Most robust inventory to date catalogs SGRBs’ host galaxies, characteristics

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Apply to Northwestern's Astronomy PhD Program

Apply to Northwestern's Astronomy PhD Program

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Brightest-ever gamma-ray burst breaks records

Brightest-ever gamma-ray burst breaks records

Once-in-a-lifetime event was likely generated by a massive star collapse

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CIERA invites applications for Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics

CIERA invites applications for Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Northwestern astrophysicist contributes to Webb’s first exoplanet image

Northwestern astrophysicist contributes to Webb’s first exoplanet image

Jason Wang helped the team reveal the planet hidden behind its host star’s glare

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Jan 31, 2023
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Jan 31, 2023
3:45 PM
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3:45 PM
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Feb 14, 2023
3:45 PM
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Feb 28, 2023
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Mar 07, 2023
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Mar 07, 2023
3:45 PM
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Mar 08, 2023
12:30 PM
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Apr 04, 2023
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Apr
04
2023

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4:00 PM
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Apr 05, 2023
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Apr 07, 2023
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1800 Sherman Avenue (CIERA Cafe)

CIERA Journal Club

Apr 11, 2023
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Astro Seminar: Greg Bryan: TBA

Apr 11, 2023
4:00 PM
1800 Sherman Avenue (7-600)

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Apr 12, 2023
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Apr 14, 2023
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Apr 18, 2023
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Apr
18
2023

Astro Seminar: Amy Reines: TBA

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Apr 19, 2023
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Apr 21, 2023
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Apr 25, 2023
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Apr
25
2023

Astro Seminar: Brian Metzger: TBA

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Apr 26, 2023
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Apr 28, 2023
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May 02, 2023
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May
02
2023

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May 03, 2023
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May 09, 2023
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May
09
2023

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May 10, 2023
12:30 PM
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