Awards & Grants

Dr. Gizis awarded grant from the Space Telescope Science Institution

May 24, 2016 - Dr. John Gizis has received a grant from the Space Telescope Science Institution in support of HST project “Cloud Evolution on Uranus with K2 and HST."  The Kepler K2 mission will monitor Uranus at high photometric precision for three months to determine its interior structure via seismology and to track cloud evolution. This will allow, for the first time, a direct comparison between the disk-integrated weather evolution of a planet and brown dwarfs, and eventually exoplanets.

Dr. Gizis awarded grant from NASA

May 16, 2016 - Dr. John Gizis has received a grant from NASA entitled "Ultracool Dwarfs: Clouds, Flares, and Exoplanets." The proposal requested funds to observe nearby ultracool dwarfs using the Kepler K2 mission to characterize their cloud/weather properties, measure their flare rates, and detect their planetary companions. 

Dr. Szalewicz awarded grant from the US Army Research Office

 April 8, 2016 - Dr. Krzysztof Szalewicz has received a grant from the US Army Research Office entitled "ARO DURIP ACQ CMPTR CLSTR- KS.” The proposal requested funds for acquisition of a computer cluster for calculations of intermolecular force fields needed for predicting crystal structures and properties of energetic, ferroelectric, and nonlinear optical materials. This research is the subject of the ongoing ARO MURI project.

Dr. Stanev awarded grant from the National Science Foundation

April 5, 2016 - Dr. Todor Stanev has received a grant from the National Science Foundation entitled "US Students Participation of the 20th Course of the International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics (ISCRA).” The students of the ISCRA courses include physicist, astronomers and some particle physicists that have at least some interest in very high energy processes to currently achievable at accelerators. Many of the participants in the previous schools have become top scientists in the research area.

Dr. Gizis awarded grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

February 5, 2016 - Dr. John Gizis has received a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration entitled, "Ultracool Dwarfs: Clouds, Flares, and Exoplanets.”

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