Oct: Former undergraduate researcher, Joyce Lee, wins Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity (STAG) prize for best paper in last 4 years for Lee, Hull & Offner 2017! The prize is bestowed by the Dean at Southampton University at a lecture by Noel Prize Laureate Rainer Weiss.

Sept: Offner & Liu paper on stellar "action at a distance" published in Nature Astronomy: "Turbulent action at a distance due to stellar feedback in magnetized clouds." Nature Article. Behind the Paper blog post. Press Release. Simulation movie.

Aug: Post-docs David Guszejnov and Hope Chen join the star formation group!

May: Offner awarded NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics grant to use machine learning to study stellar feedback.

May: Gaches & Offner's predictions on cosmic ray fluxes accepted to ApJ: "Exploration of Cosmic Ray Acceleration in Protostellar Accretion Shocks and A Model for Ionization Rates in Embedded Protoclusters." Astro-ph. Online cosmic-ray calculator.

May: Boyden's astronomy senior thesis is accepted for publication in ApJ "Assessing the Impact of Astrochemistry on Molecular Cloud Turbulence Statistics." Astro-ph.

Feb: Call opens for machine learning in astronomy submissions in Springer special issue

Feb: Offner gives Astronomy On Tap at the NorthDoor

Feb: Offner named a Cottrell Scholar. UT Austin press-release.

Jan: Gaches & Offner's paper "A Model for Protostellar Cluster Luminosities and the Impact on the CO-H_2 Conversion Factor " accepted to ApJ. Astro-ph


Dec: Xu awarded a Frank N. Edmonds, Jr. Memorial Fellowship in Astronomy

Nov: Xu and Offner's paper "Assessing the Performance of a Machine Learning Algorithm in Identifying Bubbles in Dust Emission" is accepted to ApJ. Astro-ph.

Sept: Offner interviewed for an article in the The Daily Texan on simulating stars.

Sept: Offner & Chaban's paper "Impact of Protostellar Outflows on Turbulence and Star Formation Efficiency in Magnetized Dense Cores" accepted to ApJ. Astro-ph.

Aug: The Star Formation Group has moved! Find us at the University of Texas at Austin

June: Greenbank Ammonia Survey results featured in Science Daily and ANSA. GBT Press Release.

May: Boyden awarded 21st Century Leadership Award

March: Gaches and Xu awarded Mary Daily Irvine travel grant to present at EWASS conference

March: Offner awarded 5-year NSF CAREER grant


Dec: Boyden's paper on "An Exploration of the Statistical Signatures of Stellar Feedback" published in ApJ

Aug: "Turbulent Origin of Outflow and Spin Misalignment" featured in Nova press release

Aug: Offner's paper on "Turbulent Origin of Outflow and Spin Misalignment in Binary Systems" published in ApJ

May: Chaban awarded David J. van Blerkom Research Scholarship

March: Offner profiled in Authorea blog


Nov: Offner presents public talk on binary stars at the American Museum of Natural History

May: Boyden awarded David J. van Blerkom Research Scholarship

Feb: Multiple Stellar System Discovery featured in, Washington Post, Australian Broadcase Corporation, Japan Times, Science World Report

Feb: "Wide Separation Multiple Stellar System" featured in Nature News & Views

Feb: New discovery of "A Wide Separation Multiple Stellar System Caught in Formation" published in Nature. Press release.