Image Credit: McDonald Observatory
This summer, two of our fellow postdoctoral researchers here in the Astronomy Department at the University of Texas at Austin are moving on to bigger and better things. Justyn Maund (left), who studies supernovae, or the explosions of stars, has accepted the Tycho Brahe fellowship at the Dark Cosmology Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Seth Redfield (right), who studies both extrasolar planets and the gas between the stars, will soon leave to become a professor of astronomy at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Both of these positions are big steps forward in Justyn's and Seth's careers. So, while it is quite sad to be losing two good friends, we are all very happy for them and wish them the best in their careers. And, since astronomy is such a small field, we'll be seeing them again and again at conferences, meetings, and other travels. Best of luck to both of you!