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Dániel Apai and Betül Kaçar

Two Astronomy Teams at UArizona Awarded Astrobiology Interdisciplinary Consortia

The NASA Astrobiology Program has selected eight new interdisciplinary research teams to inaugurate its Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research program, including two teams at the University of Arizona. Led by Betül Kaçar and Dániel Apai, the teams were selected from a pool of more than 40 proposals. The breadth and depth of the research of these teams spans the spectrum of astrobiology research, from cosmic origins to planetary system formation, origins and evolution of life, and the search for life beyond Earth.

The two ICAR grants total approximately $12 million.

"Being part of this inaugural effort will position the University of Arizona in a leading role at the forefront of the most pressing and challenging questions in astrobiology," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. "It is an incredible honor to have two teams from the university selected for this important work and I look forward to following their progress in this groundbreaking research."

Astrobiology is a discipline devoted to the study of the origins, evolution and distribution of life in the universe, the declared...

Steward Observatory Prize Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics

The Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona invites applications for the Steward Observatory Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics. The successful candidate will lead a high caliber independent research program as well as collaborate with theoretical and observational colleagues in the department. Candidates are expected to support an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in research, mentoring, and service. Steward Observatory provides a stimulating research environment, with an active program of seminars, conferences, and visitors. The department is home to a wide range of theoretical research programs, in topics such as general...

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