UConn Launches New Astrophysics Program

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    'Cosmic Dawn' at UConn with New Astrophysics Program - UConn Today

    With interests in the birth and growth of black holes, stars, and galaxies, three astronomers landed at the UConn Department of Physics this fall, and have begun sharing their love of the cosmos through a new program in astronomy and astrophysics.

    Trump and fellow assistant professors of physics Cara Battersby and Kate Whitaker are working to offer new astrophysics courses, get students involved in astronomy research, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

    “We are really eager to get students built up with a core foundation in astrophysics,” says Whitaker. “I’m excited about building the astronomy program here.”