Grants

Grant Recipients in 2014

Grant Recipients $17,560

Appalachian State Universith

Amount
$3,500
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2014
Principal Investigator:
Courtney McGahee

To acquire final components for the Kelly Anne Kluttz (KAKE) spectrograph to complete the conversion to a bench mount and to anodize the optical components of the spectrograph.

Lehigh University

Amount
$1,749
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2014
Principal Investigator:
Knicole D. Colón

To support the Kilodegree Exoplanet Little Telescope (KELT) survey in the purchase of computing equipment to analyze photometric data from a network of small robotic telescopes, which will help confirm the planetary nature of KELT candidates, and to analyze spectroscopic and photometric data from larger telescopes to characterize the atmospheres of confirmed KELT planets.

Observatories of the Carnegie Institution

Amount
$2,311
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2014
Principal Investigator:
Victoria Scowcroft

To contribute 50% for the cost of a shared MATLAB license to be used by astronomers at the Observatory for software to produce interactive, 3-dimensional visualizations of Cepheid and RR Lyrae observations in the Milky Way and its nearest neighbors.

University of Michigan

Amount
$3,000
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2014
Principal Investigator:
Kayhan Gultekin

To purchase a workstation to carry out data reduction, spectral fitting, and statistical analysis of joint Chandra X-ray and VLA radio data sets approved to be observed from June 2014 to September 2015. Observations will allow discrimination between competing models of the “fundamental plane” of black hole accretion.

University of Minnesota

Amount
$3,000
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2014
Principal Investigator:
Marc S. Seigar

To acquire a high-powered computer for the astrophysics group in the investigation of the evolution of spiral galaxies with high spatial and time resolution simulations.

Villanova University

Amount
$4,000
Category
Grant Recipients
Grant Recipients in
2014
Principal Investigator:
Andrej Prša

To acquire a 64-core compute node dedicated to the project “Unprecedented accuracy in stellar masses and radii from triple and multiple stars observed by the Kepler satellite.”

Total: $17,560