Sara Reardon

MINERvA researcher Cristian Peña, in front of the MINERvA experiment. Photo: Reidar Hahn. Cristian Peña, a research scholar on MINERvA from Santa Maria University in Valparaiso, Chile, has received the prestigious Fulbright scholarship for international studies. The Fulbright scholarship is intended to increase mutual understanding between individuals in the United States and those from other countries. Each year, it is awarded to 1,800 foreign students for graduate study in the United States. “I’m really excited,” Peña said. “I thought the…

Galaxy images before (left) and after co-adding. Image courtesy of Jiangang Hao. With their palette of celestial hues, galaxies are among the most beautiful objects in the universe. Now a Fermilab postdoc, Jiangang Hao, has made the jewel-toned images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey sharper, deeper, and even more accessible to the public by adding them to the Google Sky database. Created in 2007 as an extension of Google Earth, Google Sky compiles SDSS images to allow indoor, amateur…

Katie Yurkewicz, former U.S. LHC Communicator, takes over as Director of the Office of Communication at Fermilab on Jan. 10. Katie Yurkewicz, who has worked for the past four years as the U.S. LHC communicator, will become the new director of Fermilab’s Office of Communication on Jan. 10. She replaces Judy Jackson, who will reitre in February after heading the office for 15 years. After receiving her Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Michigan State University, Yurkewicz decided not to follow…