UF Astronomy News

Black holes' magnetism surprisingly wimpy

UF graduate student and professor, Yigit Dallilar and Stephen Eikenberry, have discovered black holes to have significantly weaker magnetic fields than previously thought.

Congratulations to our CIRCE team and collaborators at GTC on our discovery. CIRCE is an infrared camera built by members of the UF Astronomy Department.

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JWST Early Release Science

UF astronomers Dr. George Privon, Dr. Anthony Gonzalez and Dr. Desika Narayanan are members of teams selected to receive amongst the first ever data from new James Webb Space Telescope to study the physics of galaxy and formation near and far.


Privon's program: "A JWST Study of the Starburst-AGN Connection in Merging LIRGs"
Gonzalez & Naranayan's program: "TEMPLATES: Targeting Extremely Magnified Panchromatic Lensed Arcs and Their Extended Star Formation"

Astronomy News

Galaxy Growth in a massive halo in the first billion years of cosmic history

UF astronomers, Anthony Gonzalez and Desika Narayanan, collaborated in the observations of massive primordial galaxies suggesting a presence of a rare dark-matter halo in the early Universe.

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UF Astronomy is hiring!

Our Department is looking for two tenure-track professors specializing in data-intensive astrophysics and planetary sciences.

For information, follow the links below and/or contact our Search Committee Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Lada:

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UF Physics & Astronomy

LIGO and Virgo Detect Gravitational Waves from Neutron Star Collision


For the first time, LIGO has discovered Gravitational Waves emitted from the collision of two neutron stars. Congratulations to everyone at UF Physics and UF Astronomy who were involved in this unprecedented discovery!

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Super Starburt Galaxy Found One Billion Years After the Big Bang


UF graduate student Jingzhe Ma and professor Anthony Gonzalez used the Chandra X-ray Observatory to capture a galaxy 12.7 billion light years away from Earth undergoing extraordinary star formation.

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