UNLV Astrophysicist: Recent Gamma-Ray burst Discovery Offers Rare Glimpse of “Comsic Dark Ages”

Oct 28, 2009

Bing Zhang, in this Week’s Nature, Analyzes Scientific Impact of Earliest Event in Cosmic History

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The Best and The Brightest —– News from UNLV Innovation - Fall 2009

Oct 20, 2009

On the Cover: Astrophysics professor Bing Zhang. Photographed by R. Marsh Starks. Background image of gamma-ray burst courtesy ESA/NASA/AVO/Paolo Padovani.

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Dr. Robert Preece (Univ. of Alabama) visit our group and give colloquium speech

Oct 9, 2009

“GRB Observations with the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope”

After the first 14 months of operations, the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has observed over 320 GRBs, including more than 10 by the ground-breaking Large Area Telescope. As with each new capability, the new observations are re-writing the book about what we thought we knew about GRBs as well as raising new questions.

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Prof. Josh Bloom (UC Berkeley) visit our group and give colloquium speech

Oct 2, 2009

“Transients in the Wide-Field Synoptic Era”

The advent of precursor experiments to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project  herald a fundamental transition in time-domain astronomy: the data acquisition rates simply swamp the traditional capabilities of astronomers to perform and react to discoveries.

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