"We used the most powerful telescope in the world, but we still needed to stare at this galaxy for more than two nights to reveal its remarkable nature. By collecting enough light to measure this galaxy's spectrum, we can decipher the cosmic narrative of what stars and elements are present in these galaxies and construct a timeline of when they formed their stars." - Dr. Kim-Vy Tran, Texas A&M astronomer
Texas A&M University astronomer Jonelle Walsh doesn't sugar-coat things regarding science's understanding of the mysterious cosmic phenomenon known as supermassive black holes.
Six members of the College of Science are among the 24 Texas A&M University faculty and staff set to be honored by the university and The Association of Former Students with 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards
Dr. Kevin Krisciunas recounts his journey into the field of astronomy.
Mathematician Dr. Yvette Hester and astronomer Dr. Lucas Macri are teaming up to lead undergraduate efforts for the Texas A&M University College of Science in respective new administrative roles as assistant and associate deans, announced Dean of Science Meigan Aronson.
We used ALMA to detect adolescent versions of the Milky Way and found that such galaxies do indeed have much higher amounts of molecular gas, which would fuel rapid star formation. I liken these galaxies to an adolescent human who consumes prodigious amounts of food to fuel their own growth during their teenage years.
Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Science & Astronomy is hosting a workshop dedicated to the planning of the upcoming upgrades of the CMS Forward Muon System as part of preparations for the ultra high luminosity running regime of the Large Hadron Collider. Muon detector upgrades will enable continuous operation of the CMS muon systems and ensure high quality of the physics data to be collected during the high luminosity regime. Analysis of the high luminosity data will allow precision measurements of the properties of the recently discovered Higgs boson and will shade light on the origin of the dark matter, origin of mass and the evolution of the early Universe.
Thirteen faculty, staff and students within the Texas A&M University College of Science were recognized for recent outstanding accomplishments by Dean Meigan Aronson at the college's annual Faculty-Staff Meeting and Awards Presentation Tuesday (Nov. 1). The ceremony, which honors college award recipients and serves as a forum for new faculty and staff introductions, was held in the Stephen W. Hawking Auditorium inside the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a seminar by leading contemporary physicist Arkani-Hamed from the Institute of Advanced study at Princeton University. Arkani-Hamed is a highly cited scholar in theoretical physics with accolades including the inaugural $3 Million Fundamental physics prize and has been featured in the popular documentary 'Particle Fever' about the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the CERN supercollider in Europe. Arkani-Hamed presented the 'Physics and mathematics for the end of spacetime.'
High energy physicists from Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University in Qatar teamed up to create a new joint effort in experimental particle physics in Qatar. In 2016, Qatar Foundation has formally signed the International Cooperation Agreement with CERN, which became the latest major milestone in these efforts. Collaborating PIs include Profs. Eusebi, Kamon, Safonov, and Ulmer representing Texas A&M University and Prof. Bouhali representing Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Peter M. McIntyre has been appointed as head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, effective June 1, announced Dr. Meigan Aronson, dean of the College of Science.
In one of the most sensitive measurements to date, an international team of astronomers has charted the rise and fall of galaxies across 90 percent of cosmic history in the FourStar Galaxy Evolution Survey (ZFOURGE), the complete results of which were publicly unveiled today (August 30) for the first time.
ZFOURGE press release on first public Data Release
Texas A&M's new astronomy graduate program within the Department of Physics and Astronomy received approval this spring from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy Nicholas B. Suntzeff describes the move as "the last big piece" in the creation of a world-class astronomy program that already plays a key role in many of the globe's biggest research collaborations and experiments.
Consider another one added to the list, now that a trio of Texas A&M physicists has taken first place in the incomplete unweighted Max-SAT random track solvers category of the 2016 Satisfiability (SAT) Competition, notching the victory with their first-ever entry into the vaunted annual international contest.