Abu Dhabi scientist finds water on planet 400 light years away
The National | June 27, 2023
Astronomers solve the puzzle of an unusual pulsing dead star
CNN | August 30, 2023
A Mysterious Light In Space Keeps Switching On and Off. Now, We Know Why.
Vice | August 31, 2023
How mapping Mars could help us live there
CNN | September 8, 2023
New mosaic of Mars could enable humans to settle on another world
CNN | September, 2023
NYU Abu Dhabi’s participation in the Rashid Explorer mission
Al Bayan (Ar) | December 12, 2022
UAE to the Moon: NYUAD contributes to Rashid Rover launch
Khaleej Times | December 12, 2022
A researcher from New York Abu Dhabi participates in the latest discoveries of the James Webb telescope
Al Khaleej Times (Ar) | November 23, 2022
Mars astronauts would get unsafe radiation doses even with shielding
New Scientist | August 12, 2022
UAE: NYUAD’s space podcast ‘Spaced Out’ returns for season 2, features a number of experts
Khaleej Times | October 25, 2022
Mars Atlas brings red planet's wonders to Arabic speakers
Nature Middle East | July 26, 2022
Hope's Probe Global Map of Mars
BBC: Sky at Night Magazine | June 7, 2022
NYU Abu Dhabi launches its first-ever space podcast
Emirates News Agency | April 26, 2022
NYU Abu Dhabi scientists discover high-frequency waves around the Sun
The National | April 2, 2022
UAE: NYU Abu Dhabi researchers discover mysterious, new set of waves in the Sun
The Gulf News | March 25, 2022
Scientists Find Unexplained Waves Inside the Sun That Defy Known Physics
Vice | March 24, 2022
Strange waves in the sun are travelling far faster than they should be
New Scientist | March 24, 2022
New Mars Atlas Coming Soon Based on Red Planet Images From Hope
Forbes | February 1, 2022
A researcher from New York Abu Dhabi reveals the secrets of a global phenomenon
Al Khaleej Times (Ar) | January 28, 2022
A researcher at New York University Abu Dhabi reveals hidden secrets among the stars
Pledge Times | January 27, 2022
Academic Minute: Space Weather, Plants and Life
Inside Higher Ed | June 09, 2021
Dimitra Atri, NYU Abu Dhabi – Space Weather, Plants and Life
Academic Minute | June 09, 2021
Why the Space Force is hostage to politics
Politico | February 02, 2021
NYUAD student team wins an Award of Excellence from the worldwide logo design competition
WOLDA | December 23, 2020
Postdoctoral Associate Mohammed Abbas talks about the possibility of extraterrestrial life on RT Arabic show
RT Russia Online Show | September 3, 2020
Abu Dhabi professor finds rare black hole in a galaxy 45 million light years away
UAE National | September 1, 2020
UAE's Hope Probe Mission - NYU Abu Dhabi
Omny Studio FM | August 19, 2020
The Contradiction of a Low-Mass Massive Black Hole
AAS (American Astronomical Society) NOVA | July 22, 2020
Les Emirats arabes unis en route vers Mars
Quebec Science | July 13, 2020
Flow of Sun’s plasma controls sunspot cycle
Nature Middle East | June 26, 2020
Abu Dhabi researchers observe 11,000-year-old space event
UAE National | June 10, 2020
In the Arabic language show "Mesbar al Amal " (Hope Probe, in reference to the UAE Mars mission), the Professor David Russell discusses black holes
Mesbar al Amal | Season 1, Episode 6
The Astronomer’s Telegram highlights a student from NYU Shanghai who developed an ATel with CAP3 researchers in conjunction with NYUNY
Astronomers Telegram | May 20, 2020
CAP3 Undergraduate Capstone and PPTP student Ms. Sana Elgamal was awarded Top Presenter for her presentation on "No Catch-22 for Fuzzy Dark Matter: testing substructure counts and core sizes via high resolution cosmological simulations" at the American Physical Society (APS) meeting. The virtual meeting was from April 24-26, 2023. Students presented on a breadth of physics topics to the academic physics community.
How can humanity defend themselves from a potential asteroid strike on Earth? On September 26, NASA intentionally collided their DART — Double Asteroid Redirection Testspace — probe into the non-threatening asteroid Didymos. In this first-ever asteroid-deflection space mission, the asteroid and probe paths were calculated with impressive accuracy, and the probe successfully made impact with the center of the asteroid and deflected it out of its original orbit.
In preparation for this test, a mixed group of researchers from NYUAD and the US went to a Dubai desert on September 21 to observe the asteroid pass over a bright star visible from the emirate. Another team of researchers performed the same observation from Oman. Their goal was to get better estimates on the asteroid’s orbit, by determining the time of the occultation with a precision better than 0.1 seconds, and help NASA determine the precise location of the asteroid to assist with the spacecraft’s guidance. However, there was a low chance of successfully observing the occultation from the UAE and Oman.
A researcher from UC Santa Cruz, Paul Dalba, came to the UAE bringing along the equipment required to observe this event. Uncertain about their ability to capture the event, the UAE team used six separate sets of eVscope telescopes and video cameras simultaneously. A simultaneous effort was made by the researchers on the Oman side, who used additional five eVscope telescopes. With these digital, compact, and smart devices, the team divided themselves into different groups, covering possible/estimated asteroid paths, and anticipated the passing of Didymos 43 minutes past midnight.
All UAE located telescopes performed to standard, and all UAE telescopes had clear non-detections. Despite the clear non-detection of all telescopes, the high quality of the data speaks to the flawless execution of the difficult observation by the UAE research team, helps exclude the UAE locations as the asteroid paths, and tells us with confidence where the asteroid was not located
Five days after this desert astronomical adventure, astronomers worldwide were left stunned as Didymos and its debris brightened up in the sky after its impact with DART.
Mohamad Ali-Dib works as a Research Scientist at CAP3. An abstract of his winning presentation on Craters Identification with Artificial Intelligence is below.
Impact craters are the dominant morphological structures on most solar system planets and moons. Their numbers can be used as a diagnostic tool to estimate the surface age of objects, while their shapes and sizes encode valuable information on the impactors that created these craters. Finding new craters and retrieving their sizes has, however, generally been a manual process, and as such is rather extremely time-consuming. Mohamad's research focuses on using modern Artificial Intelligence techniques to detect craters in space probes imagery data. The algorithms he developed are currently being deployed to help plan the upcoming Emirates Lunar Rover's path on the Moon.
Image: Lunar surface (left) and the craters detected by the machine learning algorithm Mohamad developed (right)
Using an AI technique (a neural network architecture called cycleGAN) Mario Pasquato turned simulated star clusters into the Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physic's abbreviation CAP3. The neural net learns to translate images from one class (e.g., pictures taken in winter) to another (e.g., pictures taken in summer) by being shown examples. The result is very general and can be applied to translating a distribution of black points on a white background, as would be obtained by a dynamical simulation of a star cluster, into APOD-like pictures (on which the net was actually trained). Effectively, Mario generated these images that appear as if he is "writing with stars.”
The images points_X.png are semi-random distributions of points in the shapes of letters, and the resulting output is in the pictures named X.png.
On September 8, Nobel laureate Dr. Arthur B. McDonald met with NYUAD Physics students ahead of his Research Institute Lecture titled Understanding Our Universe From 2 KM Underground.
Last week, Samuele Crespi became NYUAD’s first ever PhD Fellow in Physics to defend his thesis. Titled, ‘The Problem of Including Collisions in Simulations of Rocky Planet Formation’, the talk was attended by members of our Physics program, the Division of Science.
Research Associate Ben Davis has racked up over 51,000 likes on the Hubble Space Telescope's Instagram page. The page features photos from his work on the recent publication, Potential Black Hole Seeding of the Spiral Galaxy NGC 4424 via an Infalling Star Cluster, Graham et al. (2021), ApJ, 923, 146.
What is space junk and how dangerous are they? How did we pollute space and how can we clean it up?
In the Arabic language show "Mesbar al Amal " (Hope Probe, in reference to the UAE Mars mission), the professor discusses black holes.
Professor Andrea Macciò has been searching his entire life for something that science knows is there but has never seen.