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Elisabeth Krause at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile in front of the Víctor M. Blanco Telescope as it collects Dark Energy Survey data., Elizabeth Krause.

Assistant Professor Elisabeth Krause Wins Packard Fellowship

University of Arizona assistant professor Elisabeth Krause has received a highly competitive and prestigious fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation that will help her tackle some of the biggest questions in modern science. She becomes the fifth member of UArizona Astronomy to receive this fellowship, joining Dennis Zaritsky, Xiaohui Fan, Matthias Steinmetz, and Peter Behroozi.

Krause, who has joint appointments in the Department of Astronomy and Department of Physics, is one of 20 early-career scientists and engineers selected for this year's Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering, an honor that comes with $875,000 awarded over five years. The award will allow Krause to expand her work studying the structure of the universe on the largest scales.

"I'm a cosmologist," she says, "I want to figure out what the universe is made of."

Krause's work bridges the...

NSF Funds AO Test Bed for Giant Magellan

The Giant Magellan Telescope Corporation has received $17.5million in National Science Foundation funds to test and prototype technology for GMT.  Scientists at Steward and at Optical Sciences will use some of the funds to build an Adaptive Optics (AO) test bed system, allowing the  telescope's AO system to be built and tested before the telescope comes on line. Work will be done at Steward's Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics (CAAO) and at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Drs. Laird Close and Jared Males of Steward's CAAO are quoted in the UA...

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