Dr. Dieter Bilitza awarded Space Weather Medal

Dr. Dieter Bilitza, a SPACS research professor, was honored with the Kristian Birkeland Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate at the 2013 European Space Weather Week for his work on the International Reference Ionosphere, an atmospheric model that has become widely used and respected.

SPACS Offers its First Online Science Lab

Starting in Fall 2013, a fully online version of Astronomy 112, Introduction to the Solar System, will be available to students. Find out more in this video, or by clicking above.

Faculty win two College of Science awards

SPACS proudly congratulates Jie Zhang and Ernest Barreto, winners of the COS Outstanding Publication Award and Outstanding Teaching Award, respectively.

TAEM interview with Kirk Borne

The Arts and Entertainment Magazine interviews Professor Kirk Borne about his research.

Einstein on faster-than-light speeds? [video by Professor Bob Ehrlich]

An amusing look at the possibility of particles that travel faster than light (tachyons).

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Flying Saucer

“If we, as a species, don’t try to search for others, we certainly won’t find any,” laments Professor Harold Geller.

SPACS Graduate Student and Faculty Discover Mini-Supermassive Black Hole

One of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy has been identified, thanks to Mason student Nathan Secrest and other researchers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The Borne Identity: There’s No Running from Big Data

Professor Kirk Borne discusses his research in and contributions to the science of Big Data.

Jessica Rosenberg in US News & World Report Science section

Hydrogen Gas in the Universe

Researcher believes it is key ingredient to Universe

September 28, 2012

By Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation

“In the end, some galaxies have gas, some don’t, but this is a different way of looking for them,” says Jessica Rosenberg, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University.  “It’s one piece of the puzzle.”

Kirk Borne featured speaker at Chief Data Scientist Summit

SPACS Professor Kirk Borne is a featured speaker at the Chief Data Scientist Summit, November 14, Chicago, 2012.  To learn more about Kirk, go to his profile here

Confirmed Speakers  at the Summit Include:

Chief Scientist, Paypal
Data Scientist, Product Intelligence,  Salesforce
Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University Kirk Borne

Chief Data Scientist, Accretive Health