Runaway star was ejected from the “heart of darkness”

Pasadena, CA—A star traveling at ultrafast speeds after being ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy was spotted by an international team of astronomers including Carnegie’s Ting Li and Alex Ji.

Observatories receives major grant for A Visualization Laboratory: The “Viz Lab”

The Observatories received a major grant from The Ahmanson Foundation to create a next-generation experimental workspace for visualizing data -- a “Viz Lab” -- on campus, which will drive astronomical and astrophysical discoveries. “Thanks to the next generation of astronomical surveys and to...

Postdoc Spotlight: Ylva Götberg

What questions are you pursuing in your career? My work is centered on investigating the evolution of binary stars — stars that are in such close orbit with a companion star that stellar material is exchanged between the stars. I am particularly interested in how these interacting binary stars can...