Dr. Dieter Bilitza, a SPACS research professor, was honored with the Kristian Birkeland Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate at the 2013 European Space Weather Week for his work on the International Reference Ionosphere, an atmospheric model that has become widely used and respected.
One of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy has been identified, thanks to Mason student Nathan Secrest and other researchers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Researcher believes it is key ingredient to Universe
September 28, 2012
By Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation
“In the end, some galaxies have gas, some don’t, but this is a different way of looking for them,” says Jessica Rosenberg, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University. “It’s one piece of the puzzle.”