Colgate Researchers Win Cozzarelli Award from National Academy of Sciences

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Assistant Professor Cosmin Ilie, Jillian Paulin ’23, and Katherine Freese at the University of Texas at Austin have been awarded the 2023 Cozzarelli Prize in Physics and Mathematical Sciences category for their paper analyzing images from the James Webb Space Telescope that found three objects that might be “dark stars.” Dark stars are objects much bigger and brighter than our sun but powered by annihilation of dark matter particles.

The Cozzarelli Prize is awarded by the National Academy of Sciences, which acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. Read more