The Dark Energy Survey releases first three years of data. Illinois plays a large role in the data and the science. The release consists of 38,000 single exposure images over roughly 5,000 square degrees, resulting in nearly 310 million galaxies and 80 million stars cataloged.
Professor Yue Shen, post-doctoral researcher David Starkey, and graduate student Jennifer Li, along with researchers from the Pennsylvania State University, recently announced new measurements of supermassive black holes. Read more here
Daniel George won first place in the SC17 ACM Student Research Competition!! This work included new deep learning algorithms, black hole simulations with the Einstein Toolkit, and LIGO gravitational wave data analysis. Congratulations, Daniel!