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New NSF Grant Aims To Learn More About Operator Algebras
New NSF Grant Aims To Learn More About Operator Algebras 14 July 2016 A new National Science Foundation (NSF) focused research group grant awarded to a mathematician in the Eberly College of Science aims to learn new information about operator algebras and their connections with dynamical systems.

Record-breaking map of 1.2-million galaxies now ready to reveal secrets of dark energy
Record-breaking map of 1.2-million galaxies now ready to reveal secrets of dark energy 14 July 2016 Astronomers are announcing this week the sharpest view yet of the properties of dark energy -- the force that currently is driving the accelerated expansion of the universe. "These results are a milestone in the study of the large-scale structure of the universe," said Penn State Professor Donald Schneider, who was the survey coordinator and scientific publications coordinator for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) -- a collaboration of hundreds of scientists whose work produced the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies as well as one of the most precise measurements yet of dark energy.

AstroFest 2016 is Four Evenings of Astronomy Activities and Stargazing During Arts Festival
AstroFest 2016 is Four Evenings of Astronomy Activities and Stargazing During Arts Festival 11 July 2016 Penn State University's popular "AstroFest" program, a four-night festival of astronomy activities and stargazing during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, will welcome visitors from Wednesday, July 13 through Saturday, July 16 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each night. All ages are welcome to participate in a variety of exciting and educational activities sponsored by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Events are free and will occur rain or shine in classrooms and in the planetarium located on the fifth floor of Davey Laboratory on the University Park campus.

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