UCLA Astronomers discover new class of strange objects near our galaxy’s central black hole. (Anna Ciurlo, Tuan Do/UCLA Galactic Center Group)

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A surprising ferromagnetic order in superconductors predicted by Prof. Sudip Chakravarty, then-grad student Angela Kopp, and then-postdoc Amit Ghosal has been found experimentally.
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Ewine van Dishoek
Leiden Observatory

Zooming in on planet-forming disks with ALMA
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Renske Smit
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

Galaxies growing up in the Epoch of Reionisation
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Rodrigo Ibata
University of Strasbourg

Following the Streams of the Gaping Abyss
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