2016 Department News
Congratulations to Fraser Evans, who won the award for the Best Student
Oral Presentation for his talk “Red Misfit Galaxies in the Sloan Digital
Sky Survey” at the Canadian Astronomical Society in Winnipeg last week.
Fraser is a first year M.Sc. student working with Laura Parker
Professor Emeritus David Brown has just been elected a Fellow of the American Crystallographic Society (ACA), the regional affiliate of the International Union of Crystallography (IUC). The ACA serves the whole of the Americas and there is a Canadian representative on its executive.
This honor is doubtless a recognition of David's long record of outstanding contributions through the development of the widely-used Valence Bond Model, and service towards the establishment of the Crystallographic Information Framework by the IUC.
Congratulations to David!
Talk about a hefty problem! Determining the weight of a galaxy, such as our own Milky Way, is not an easy proposition but PhD candidateGwendolyn Eadie is getting closer to an accurate estimate. You can read more about her efforts at determining the mass of the Milky Way as highlighted by theDaily News.