ITC Postdoc Fellowship Search Is Open

September 1, 2020

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Positions in the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. One of the primary objectives of the ITC is to integrate conceptual theory with computational modeling. We are, therefore, interested in candidates working in any field related to theoretical and/or numerical astrophysics. Successful candidates will have access to our new computing facilities and...

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2020 Gruber Prize in Cosmology has been awarded to Harvard's Lars Hernquist and Volker Springel (MPI)

May 11, 2020

The 2020 Gruber Cosmology Prize recognizes Lars Hernquist, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, and Volker Springel, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, for their defining contributions to cosmological simulations, a method that tests existing theories of, and inspires new investigations into, the formation of structures at every scale from stars to galaxies to the universe itself.

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Josh Speagle

Josh Speagle wins 2020 Keto Prize

May 11, 2020

Congratulations to 2020 Keto Prize winner Joshua Shen Speagle (Astronomy department; supervised by Charlie Conroy, Daniel Eisenstein, & Doug Finkbeiner) for his thesis "Mapping the Milky Way in the Age of Gaia"

The Eric R. Keto Prize for Graduate Students in Theoretical Astrophysics, endowed with a generous donation by ITC Senior Member Eric Keto, is awarded each year for the best thesis in theoretical astrophysics by a student at the CfA, as selected by the Senior Members of the ITC.

In the Fall, Josh will begin a five year Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowship (...

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Former ITC postdoc Smadar Naoz (UCLA) wins the 2020 Helen B. Warner Prize

January 21, 2020

Former ITC postdoc Smadar Naoz (UCLA) gets the 2020 Helen B. Warner Prize for her many early career contributions to theoretical astrophysics, especially her influential and creative studies in cosmology and dynamics. She has provided important insights into the behavior of radiation and matter after cosmological recombination and the formation of the first stars, and she has devised compelling explanations of the unexpected orbital properties of hot Jupiters. Her work on the dynamics of hierarchical triple systems has been applied to many other fields of astronomy, including stars and...

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