When Zakkir Rahman arrived at the UW as a freshman, he discovered that undergraduates must fulfill general education requirements, including courses in the visual, literary & performing arts (VLPA)….
From UW News:
UW Astronomy Professor Jess Werk has been named a recipient of the Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. This competitive award is granted to early-career facul…
UW Astronomy Assistant Professor Emily Levesque has been named the 2020 recipient of the American Astronomical Society’s Newton Lacy Pierce Prize for her breakthrough studies of the evolution of massi…
This week the Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced the award of the 2020 Fundamental Physics Prize to the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who directly imaged the shadow of a black hole…
Astronomy is the quest to make the Universe comprehensible, an adventure into the beginning of time and through the infinite recesses of space.
The Astronomy Department at the University of Washington (UW) began in 1965 and has grown to 15 full and part-time faculty, approximately 20 postdocs, and 30 graduate students. Like every department at the UW, our goals and responsibilities can be summarized as excellence in education, research, and public service. The Astronomy Department provides the most engaging and challenging of research opportunities covering the spectrum of modern astrophysics. Courses provide the background; the close, diverse community of learning provides the excitement; and the array of observational and computational tools provides the opportunities for everyone to participate and learn together.