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* I am hiring one more postdoc in addition to the new hire ended in Nov., 2016. The AAS ad will be out soon. Please contact me if interested.

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Two proposals approved in XMM cycle 16 !
     proposal I: 120 ks A time (PI: Sun)
     proposal II: 70 ks C time (PI: Sun)
     A3017 XMM proposal also approved (PI: Chon)
* A665 image now featured in the 2016 Chandra Archive Collection (Sarthak's paper)
* Ming joined the X-ray Surveyor Science and Technology Definition Team: Evolution of Structure and AGN populations & Physics of Plasmas
* Ming will give the first talk (an invited review talk on local galaxy groups) in this conference in Paris
* Ming will give an invited colloquium at the U of Minnesota
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Sample of Chandra ClustErs with Robust Shocks (SoCCERS) launched (update soon) !
* Four approved ALMA proposals in cy4 (one A + two B + one C, co-I: Sun)
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Three approved Chandra proposals in cycle 18: one GO (80 ks) + one archive (PI: Sun) + one archive (PI: Morandi)
* Our CFHT large project for a Halpha survey of the Virgo cluster approved for 50 nights ! (PI: Alessandro Boselli; Ming is one of the 43 co-Is and one of the two US co-Is)
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One priority A PdBI proposal (lead co-I: Sun)
* Andrea's paper to constrain dark energy featured for a NASA press release, also covered locally
* Sarthak awarded an Alabama Commission on Higher Education Graduate Research Fellowship
* Sarthak's paper on a strong Mpc shock in A665 accepted by ApJL in 10 days!  The discovery will be followed by NuStar for 200 ks.
* Our ATCA proposal to study AGN feedback on a southern cluster has been approved (PI: Sun) for 22 hours
* Sarthak's paper on 3C89 accepted by MNRAS
* Andrea's paper to constrain dark energy with cluster outskirts has been accepted by MNRAS
* Ming was awarded a 2016
NASA Alabama EPSCoR RID seed grant
* Sarthak won the
1st prize of the 8th Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium Student Poster Competition !
* Sarthak's story featured on Gemini !
* New results on an ultra-massive black hole from IRAM-30m & PdBI
* Two ALMA proposals approved in cycle 3 (one B + one C)
* Both Andrea and Sarthak will talk in the
IAU XXIX General Assembly in Hawaii on Aug. 5, 2015
* Two approved Chandra proposals in cycle 17 (PI: Sun, 245 ks Chandra + 3 orbits of HST + 23 hr VLA)
* Ming selected as a NASA endorsed member of the Athena Study Science Team Working Groups (Athena is a next-generation X-ray telescope).

* 10 hours with one of the largest radio telescope arrays in the world , GMRT, 28_021 (PI: Sun)
* Andrea's 1st paper on a large sample of 320 clusters has been accepted! More work to come!
* Ming invited for a review talk on galaxy groups in this conference.
* 2.8 hr priority A time with one of the biggest optical telescopes in the world !
    ESO P95 time with VLT/MUSE (PI: Sun)
* Two proposals approved in XMM cycle 14 !
     proposal I: 36 ks A time + 92 ks B time + 23 ks C time (PI: Sun)
     proposal II: 69 ks B time (PI: Morandi)
* A successful LMT proposal on Perseus !
* Two successful IRAM-30m proposals (lead co-I: Sun) and one PdBI proposal (lead co-I: Sun)
* A priority C proposal approved in NRAO 2015A, 23 hours (PI: Sun)
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Ming gave an invited review talk on galaxies in this conference.
* One approved Chandra cycle 16 proposal for 182 ks (PI: Sun) + over 500 ks co-I time (co-I: Sun)




Dr. Ming Sun
Assistant Professor
OB 214
Department of Physics
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899

USA

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