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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Three NU professors receive prestigious science fellowship, awarded $70,000

February 19, 2019

Three Northwestern professors were named Sloan Research Fellows, a prestigious award given to members of the science community who are early in their careers. Mathematics Prof. Bao Le Hung, physics...

The anomaly, nicknamed “The Cow.” This is the first time the birth of a black hole may have been captured.

Northwestern astrophysicist may have captured birth of black hole

January 16, 2019

An international team of researchers led by physics Prof. Raffaella Margutti may have captured the creation of a black hole this summer, according to a University news release. The team’s telescopes...

Northwestern Physics and Astronomy Profs. Shane Larson and Vicky Kalogera both contributed to the discovery of the neutron star collision. The discovery occurred on Aug. 17, and the results were published on Oct. 16.

Northwestern astrophysicists reflect on discovery of neutron star collision

October 29, 2017

During her postdoctoral years at Harvard University, Northwestern physics and astronomy Prof. Vicky Kalogera said she started looking into gravitational wave astrophysics as a side project, despite discouragement...

An artist’s rendition of the collision and explosion of two neutron stars. Four Northwestern astronomers are members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, which discovered the collision on Aug. 17.

Four NU astronomers among the first to detect neutron star collision

October 17, 2017

Four Northwestern astronomers were among the first to detect a collision of two neutron stars 130 million light-years from Earth, resulting in the type of explosion that produces heavy metals like gold...

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