Awards & Grants

Dr. Owocki awarded grant from the University Space Research Association

September 1, 2014 - Dr. Stan Owocki has been awarded a grant for "X-Ray Colliding Wind Models". This will be an extension of the work on 3-D models of colliding wind systems, with particular application to X-ray line emission variations in the key objects delta Ori Aa, eta Carinae and WR 140.

Dr. Dodson-Robinson receives award from the Mt. Cuba Astronomical Foundation

October 15, 2014 - Dr. Sally Dodson-Robinson has received an award to obtain blue channel VPH cross-dispersing grating, which will help enable the EXPRES spectrometer to reach its 9 cm/s detection threshold. The EXPRES spectrometer will be mounted on Lowell Observatory's Discovery Channel Telescope and is part of the 100 Earths Project, which is designed to find 100 Earths orbiting nearby stars.

Dr. Lyman awarded grant from the National Institutes of Health

September 1, 2014 - Dr. Edward Lyman has been awarded a grant entitled, "Discovery of Chemical Probes and Therapeutic Leads". Dr. Lyman will work with a group of scientists from three colleges at UD and the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer research to develop novel strategies for the discovery of chemical probes, lead therapeutics, and their interactions with their target proteins.

2014 Daicar-Bata honorees

October 6, 2014 - Halise Celik and Colby Haggerty, doctoral students in the University of Delaware Department of Physics and Astronomy, have been awarded prestigious Daicar-Bata Prizes. Each year, the department recognizes exceptional doctoral student accomplishments by awarding two Daicar-Bata Prizes -- one for the best research paper in a physics or astronomy peer reviewed journal published during the previous academic year and another for the highest grade point average in physics and astronomy courses at the end of the student's sixth semester in the program.

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