Leslie W Looney

In The News

  • Illinois Prof. Looney was among the science team that released high resolution images of hundred of young stars (and the disks that surround them) in Orion; the largest survey of young stars and their disks to date.  The images reveal the first stages of planet formation and extend our...

  • Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2019! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud! Twelve Astronomy and CS+Astronomy seniors graduated on May 12, 2019 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The students include John Aulabaugh, Brittany Glodowski, Nathan Knipfer, Ashvini...

  • Illinois Prof Looney was among the science team that released a beautiful image of the dust inferred magnetic field in two galaxies. The Cigar Galaxy (M82), shown here, has its large-scale magnetic field following the bipolar outflows (red) generated by the intense nuclear starburst....

  • Illinois Profs Looney and Crutcher and grad student Erin Cox were among the science team that released a beautiful image of the dust inferred magnetic field in the Orion nebula using SOFIA HAWC+ observations. Prof. Looney is a co-I of the HAWC+ instrument, producing the cryogenic motors for the...

  • Erin Cox successfully defended her PhD thesis on July 2, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Cox!