Villadsen Receives National Radio Astronomy Observatory Grant to Support Student Research

Submitted by Joshua Grossman on August 15, 2019 - 9:53 am
August 15, 2019
By Joshua Grossman

Jackie Villadsen, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a $13,000 grant from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).  The funds will provide stipends, conference travel support, and research computing for students participating in research with Villadsen. 

 

Their research will be tied to two sets of radio telescope observations, competitively awarded to Villadsen, on the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). These observations include a search for the radio signature of star-planet interaction, and a radio follow-up of close-in exoplanetary systems discovered during the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.

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