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A graph of the polarization percentage as a function of the system angle for merging neutron stars

Simulations predict the linear polarization expected from merging neutron stars

An international team led by OKC researcher Dr. Mattia Bulla uses simulations and observations to show that the first-ever observed system of merging neutron stars was inclined to within 60 degrees of the polar direction. These simulations indicate that light from merging neutron star systems will be most polarized for the first couple of days after the event.

The Hubble Space Telescope being removed from the space shuttle by its robotic arm.

OKC researchers secure HST time in Cycle 26

Angela Adamo and Matthew Hayes both had successful medium HST proposals in Cycle 26, the most oversubscribed cycle in the history of HST. Angela's observations will explore how dense, young clusters of stars interact with their surroundings. Matthew's observations will look for gas that is thought to envelope galaxies and fuel their future generations of stars.

An image of Katie Freese in a dark jacket with a string of pearls.

Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize to Katie Freese

The American Physical Society has awarded the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld prize to OKC Professor Katie Freese, "for ground-breaking research at the interface of cosmology and particle physics, and her tireless efforts to communicate the excitement of physics to the general public."

An image of the top of a mountain with the LSST in construction above the cloud layer.


A new eye on the changing heavens

OKC researchers will be at the heart of the groundbreaking Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project thanks to a generous research project grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation.