Associate Professor Greg Rudnick
has closed out the semester in the news for two very different reasons. First, he appeared on the radio broadcast of CENTRAL STANDARD from KCUR in Kansas City to discuss the science and science fiction behind the recent film "Interstellar". The complete podcast can be accessed at this link
, within the schedule for Dec. 16, 2014. Second, his collaborative research on gas flows in active galaxies demonstrates for the first time that "nuclear bursts of star formation are capable of ejecting large amounts of cold gas from the central regions of galaxies, thereby strongly affecting their evolution by truncating star formation and redistributing matter." The result was deemed significant enough to generate a News & Views
commentary on the result.