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16 November:

Eiichiro Komatsu has been named Sophie and Tycho Brahe Visiting Professor at DARK Cosmology Centre, University of Copenhagen. The Brahe Visiting Professorship allows TCC and DARK to collaborate actively, by co-sponsoring a prize fellowship, called the Sophie and Tycho Brahe Fellow, an independent postdoctoral position shared by the two institutions. In addition, over the next 4 years joint activities will include extended visits between the institutions' researchers and students and the development of joint workshops and new collaborations. TCC looks forward to the exciting collaboration with DARK!

11 November:

The College of Natural Sciences News feature "Seeing Dark Matter in the Ice," highlights Pearl Sandick's article on "The Sensitivity of the IceCube Neutrino Detector to Dark Matter Annihilating in Dwarf Galaxies."

28 October:

Eiichiro Komatsu has been awarded the 25th annual Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Prize for physics.

20 October:

The HETDEX team (led by Gary Hill and Karl Gebhardt) has received an $8M grant from National Science Foundation.

17 September:

Video on Dark Energy has been produced and posted to the Video/Audio page.

15 July:

Video and radio scripts on Dark Matter have been produced and posted to the Video/Audio page.

4 March:

The First Stars and Galaxies: Challenges for the Next Decade to be Held March 8-11
The Texas Cosmology Center and The University of Texas at Austin Department of Astronomy will host The First Stars and Galaxies: Challenges for the Next Decade on the Austin campus, March 8-11, 2010. The meeting brings together experts on the coming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), and theorists in early structure formation, to forge simulation roadmaps. The new telescopes, and a new generation of other ground based instruments, will soon have the power to peer into the very first galaxies. The meeting is sponsored by the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Tokyo), Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Texas Cosmology Center.

6 February:

Karl Gebhardt gives the Great Lecture, "Walk Softly When Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe: Black Holes, Dark Matter and Dark Energy," at the McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy Board of Visitors February meeting.