MSUM alumna awarded $1.5 million fellowship

Dr. Heather Cegla (MSUM alumna Physics/Astronomy Spring 2010) was awarded a UKRI Future Leader Fellowship at the University of Warwick in England. This $1.5 million, four-year grant will allow Dr. Cegla to build a world-class research group developing techniques to enable the unambiguous detection of Earth-like planets around other stars. Dr. Cegla’s appointment is a tenure-track faculty position at Warwick.

Physics & Astronomy Seminar Series: ‘Towards Earth-like Alien Worlds: Disentangling Stellar and Planetary Signals’

Friday, Jan. 27 | 3 p.m. | Hagen 325 Thousands of planetary systems outside our own have been discovered. Most of these exoplanets discovered to date are much larger than the Earth, but the goal is to eventually identify Earth-like planets orbiting others stars. Dr. Heather Cegla will discuss some of the complications in trying to separate information about the star […]