A&S Diversity News
Texas Tech's Corsi Reaches for the Stars
Alessandra Corsi, physics and astronomy professor, has become one of the world's top astrophysicists through her pioneering gravitational-wave research. As we celebrate Women's History Month this March, read the story of this extraordinary woman at Texas Tech who is making history through her research, discoveries and tenacity. Read the full profile on Alessandra by clicking here.
She Will Rock You
Shelby Courreges showed up on the campus of Texas Tech University convinced she could go places. The Department of Physics and Astronomy provided the direction in her quest to reach well beyond the skies. In a few months, Courreges, a third-year student, will embark on a new adventure, traveling to Laurel, Maryland, to begin a Brooke Owens Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory – one of only 47 students selected for this honor. Read the complete article and find out the unique way her passion for physics started by visiting this link.
Neutron Star Cosmic Fireworks Shed Light on Old Black Hole Mystery
Texas Tech University's Alexandra Tetarenko, a NASA Einstein Fellow, is among an international scientific team that discovered a neutron star that consumed matter in a manner previously only observed in black holes. The group's discovery has helped identify key new ingredients needed to explain the behavior of matter near these astrophysical objects. Their findings were published Wednesday (March 1) in the journal Nature. Read more about this discovery here.
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