A Celebration of Light, Gravity, and Einstein
Join the CRA and Atlanta Science Tavern for a Atlanta Science Festival event celebrating the year of light and anniversary of General Relativity. March 25 at 6pm at the Historic Academy of Medicine!
Distinguished Lecturer George Efstathiou

Curious about how the Universe grows? Come listen to the Prof. Efstatjiou, Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmology in Cambridge, one of the winners of the 2011 Cosmology Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation. More information.

Prof. Wise's Simulations Showcased

The Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation, an organization of 80 institutions, publishes an annual brochure highlighting significant advances in computational scientific research. Professor Wise's work was chosen to represent advances in simulations of galaxy formation and is highlighted on page 12 of the 2015 brochure (full PDF). These current efforts allows for the understanding the origins of all present-day galaxies and for making predictions of future observations with the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. Congratulations!

Public Night at the Observatory! Features a presentation by a CRA astrophysicist!

The Georgia Tech Observatory is open to the public, and a CRA astrophysicist presents exciting recent research.

Join us on the rooftop of Howey, and view the Moon and other objects on the night sky.

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HAWC erects tank 250
The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) gamma-ray detector, of which Georgia Tech is a member has installed tank #250. HAWC operates by measuring ground level particles that are created when a very-high-energy gamma-ray strikes the upper atmosphere. Each of the HAWC tanks works as a "pixel" in 20,000 square meter camera. Building tank 250 meets the construction milestone set by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Construction will continue, past the milestone, to achieve the goal of 300 tanks. HAWC is already operating continuously (up time above 95%), with 111 tanks and has observed a dozen very high energy sources including the Crab nebula and active galactic nucleus Mrk 421.


CRA graduate student Karan Jani has been awarded a Sam Nunn Security Program Fellowship: congratulations!
Christopher Evans has received the H. Fukuyo Outstanding Physics Undergraduate Award: congratulations! The award is given to the most outstanding undergraduate academic student in the School of...
Forrest Kieffer has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 A. Joyce Nickelson and John C. Sutherland Undergraduate Research Award. Forrest is a math-physics double major, and he has done research...

CRA professors Tamara Bogdanovic, Nepomuk Otte, and John Wise each received "Thank a Teacher" notes: congratulations! Thank a Teacher is a...

CRA graduate student Jacob Daughhetee successfully defended his thesis on March 5th. Under the supervision of Professor Taboada, Dr. Daughhetee used the IceCube detector in Antarctica to search for...