Mānoa’s Peter Gorham and Gary Varner was awarded a $1 million NASA grant to begin development of a radical new design of a stratospheric balloon-based astrophysics observatory.
Mānoa graduate student Kurtis Nishimura, working with other UH colleagues on the Belle experiment, reported the first observation of a new class of rare “penguin decays” of the beauty quark in the Nov. 5 issue of Physical Review Letters.
NASA has awarded Mānoa and five U.S. institutions a $4.6 million grant for the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna experiment. Mānoa, the lead institution, will receive $1.4 million.
Hilo Assistant Professor David James and sophomore Briana Hurley’s paper on star dating was accepted by the Astronomy and Astrophysics Journal.
Subaru Telescope presented Hilo with a gift of $8,600 on behalf of the Japan Foundation for the Promotion of Astronomy, which will support a Hilo student pursuing a degree in physics or astronomy over four consecutive years of study.