January 06, 2023

Colin Adams receives the Simon Swordy VERITAS outstanding contribution award

Graduate student Colin Adams was awarded the 2022 Simon Swordy Outstanding Contribution award that "formally recognizes the significant contributions of early-career members of the collaboration in the critical service work that enables scientific publications of VERITAS, but do not necessarily result in any scientific publications directly." Colin was recognized for a broad range of technical contributions to both VERITAS and the pSCT, as well as significant participation and leadership in Diversity Equity and Inclusivity (DEI)activities.

April 08, 2022

Our Barnard Student Daniela Hikari Yano at the APS April Meeting 2022

Daniela Hikari Yano '23 used data from both theĀ Fermi-LAT satellite and the VERITAS telescopes to study blazars, extremely powerful astrophysical objects powered by a black hole! She performed temporal and spectral analyses for a sample of bright TeV blazars using Bayesian blocks to define periods with steady flux and accounting for the absorption effect from the extragalactic background light (EBL). She presented her results at Undergraduate research session of the April 2022 meeting of the American Physical Society.

Columbia Affiliations
VERITAS research at Barnard College & Columbia University is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation