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CEHW Professor named National Finalist for the 2015 Blavatnik National Award in Physical Sciences & Engineering.

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Awards & Honors | 0 comments

Penn State Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Eric Ford, has been named one of eleven National Finalists for the 2015 Blavatnik National Award in Physical Sciences & Engineering.  The annual Blavatnik...

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Penn State faculty led two teams in NASA’s new Nexus for Exoplanet System Science

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Awards & Honors, News | 0 comments

A new NASA initiative is embracing a team approach to the quest for life on planets around other stars.  Termed “NExSS”, (Nexus for Exoplanet System Science), this virtual institute will benefit from the expertise...

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Search for Advanced Civilizations Beyond Earth Finds Nothing Obvious in 100,000 Galaxies

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 in Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Research | 0 comments

After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial...

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Research in Action: NSF Grant Helps to Further the Search for Earthlike Exoplanets

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Awards & Honors | 0 comments


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“Brave new world-hunters spot exoplanets on the cheap” – New Scientist

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 in Press Coverage | 0 comments

Prof. Jason Wright and colleagues discuss MINERVA and other upcoming searches...

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Astrobite about MINERVA, the MINiature Exoplanet Radial Velocity Array

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Press Coverage | 0 comments

Read PSU Graduate Student Gudundur Stefansson’s Astrobite summary of the...

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The Year in Science: CEHW Highlights 2014

Posted on Dec 20, 2014 in Awards & Honors, News, Press Coverage | 0 comments

2014 has been a year filled with exciting and noteworthy research from the...

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“Looking to Mars to Help Understand Changing Climates” – NYT

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in Press Coverage | 0 comments

CEHW member and Evan Pugh Professor Jim Kastings is cited in a New York...

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