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Assistant Professor Dawn Erb wins NSF CAREER award for research on early galaxies.

Posted by Patrick Brady on April 30, 2013


Dawn Erb, an astrophysicist with the UWM Physics department, has received an Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). She will use the nearly $800,000 award to explore the composition of small, low-mass, galaxies formed when the universe was only 20 percent of its current age.

Further, she will examine "gravitationally lensed" galaxies, those that are far away but lie behind a cluster of galaxies. Curvature of spacetime around such a massive cluster results in the galaxies behind it to appear brighter and easier to observe.

Read more in the UWM Letter and Science, In-Focus magazine and at the NSF site.


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