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Grants

Courtesy of Bob Sanders, student working on satellite

University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory

Mid-Infrared Interferometry of Stellar Objects

The purpose of this grant to the University of California, Berkeley Department of Physics is to undertake further detailed studies of stellar characteristics by interferometry to expand and enrich our knowledge and understanding of stellar processes. Using the Infrared Spatial Interferometer, the investigators have already discovered a class of non-spherical stars, as well as one star, Betelgeuse, which has shrunk over 15% in size during the past 15 years. These startling observations cannot be explained by current models so future studies will continue to advance the field of stellar evolution theory.

Title: Mid-Infrared Interferometry of Stellar Objects
Date Awarded: Aug 2009
Amount: $200,000
Term: 12 months
Grant ID: GBMF454.03
Funding Area: Science, Special Projects in Science
 

Other grants to University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory (3)

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