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  • New paper: A new class of pulsating yellow supergiants!

    Hey, it’s another new paper from our UW Massive Stars research group! This one was led by Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein, one of our UW grad students (entering the final year of his PhD!) and builds on his previous work studying short-term variability of evolved massive stars with TESS. In this paper Trevor reports the discovery of a new class (!) of […]
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  • New paper: 13 years of P Cygni spectropolarimetry!

    There’s another new paper from the UW Massive Stars research group, this time led by one of our fantastic undergrads, Keyan Gootkin! Keyan, a rising senior at UW, has been working for two years on an immensely complex dataset comprising thirteen years of spectropolarimetry observations of the famous luminous blue variable P Cygni. Thanks to wrangling this data, Keyan’s paper […]
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  • It’s publication day for The Last Stargazers!

    My first popular science book, The Last Stargazers, is now available wherever books are sold!   The Last Stargazers shares the stories and adventures of life as a professional astronomer and gives readers a behind-the-scenes tour of this unusual and rapidly-evolving field. You can read more about the book at its website, and follow announcements of upcoming virtual talks, podcast […]
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  • New paper: the binary fraction of red supergiants!

    Kathryn Neugent, one of the graduate students in our UW Massive Stars research group, has just published the latest first-author paper for her PhD thesis research, and it’s a major one! Following on her previous research, she’s now measured the binary fraction of red supergiants in the Large Magellanic Cloud! We know that red supergiants have B-star companions, and Kathryn’s […]
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  • New paper: new red supergiants in a nearby galaxy!

    In our latest Research Note from the UW Massive Stars research group!, undergraduate researcher Tzvetelina Dimitrova – advised primarily by UW grad student Kathryn Neugent – has identified a heap of red supergiants in the Local Group galaxy IC10. IC10 is a fascinating nearby galaxy since it’s currently undergoing a huge burst of star formation, so identify this big batch […]
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