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  • Dartmouth-NASA Collaboration Reveals New X-Ray Actions

    Dartmouth physicist Robyn Millan and colleagues have engaged in a study of potentially destructive high-energy electrons streaking into Earth’s atmosphere for the first time employing two distinctly different and distant vantage points high above the Earth.

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  • Black Hole Hunters Tackle a Cosmic Conundrum

    Prof. Ryan Hickox, Thomas Whalen' 14, and their colleagues have now proven that a supermassive black hole exists in a place where it isn’t supposed to be. In doing so they have opened a new door to understanding what things were like as the universe evolved and grew in the depths of time.

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  • Eclectic Office

    Ralph Gibson, a long-time member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, works at his desk in Wilder Hall. Gibson is known for having one of the most eclectic and interesting offices on campus. (Photo by Joshua Renaud ’17)

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  • Cas A Detectives

    Cassiopeia A, a supernova that exploded 340 years ago, seems to have a bubbly interior. Prof. Rob Fesen and former student Dan Milisavljevic explain why.

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  • Sunshine and Stars

    The Astronomy FSP checks in from South Africa: Between astronomy lectures and labs, students tour the Cape Peninsula. Prof. Brian Chaboyer reports "perfect weather, lots of great scenery and beaches, along with many penguins."

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  • An Ancient Galaxy Tells New Tales

    Prof. Ryan Hickox and an international team of astrophysics colleagues report on an unusual phenomenon in a galaxy far, far away—more than 5 billion light-years away; and a long time ago—almost halfway back in space-time to the Big Bang.

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Recent Publications

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  • A 3D kinematic study of the northern ejecta `jet' of the Crab nebula

    Christine S. Black, Robert A. Fesen

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 447, 2540 (2015). DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu2641

  • The double galaxy cluster Abell 2465 - II. Star formation in the cluster

    Gary Alan Wegner, Devin S. Chu, Ho Seong Hwang

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 447, 1126 (2015). DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stu2451

  • General Transfer-Function Approach to Noise Filtering in Open-Loop Quantum Control

    Gerardo A. Paz-Silva, Lorenza Viola

    Physical Review Letters 113, 250501 (2014). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.250501

  • Modeling magnetospheric response to synthetic Alfvénic fluctuations in the solar wind: ULF wave fields in the magnetosphere

    S. L. McGregor, Mary K. Hudson, W. J. Hughes

    Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 119, 8801 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/2014JA020000